Narcopolis

Narcopolis

eBook - 2012
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Written in poetic and affecting prose, Jeet Thayil's luminous debut novel charts the evolution of a great and broken metropolis across three decades. A rich, hallucinatory dream that captures Bombay in all its compelling squalor, Narcopolis completely subverts and challenges the literary traditions for which the Indian novel is celebrated. It is a book about drugs, sex, death, perversion, addiction, love, and God and has more in common in its subject matter with the work of William S. Burroughs or Baudelaire than with that of the subcontinent's familiar literary lights. Above all, it is a fantastical portrait of a beautiful and damned generation in a nation about to sell its soul.
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781101561720
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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harepilot Dec 29, 2014

Unbelievable rendition of a new realm of human sensations and sorrows. And such a rich historical and cultural knowledge. Top 3 of my best reads this year.

tootsierollpop Aug 18, 2012

Yuck

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