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Between the assassinations / Aravind Adiga.

Between the assassinations / Aravind Adiga.
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ISBN 9781848878099 (paperback)
Author Adiga, Aravind author.
Title Between the assassinations / Aravind Adiga.
Edition Revised edition
Publisher/Date London : Atlantic Books, 2012.
©2008
Pagination etc. 351 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents note Originally published in India in 2008 by Picador India.
Summary Note In "Between the Assassinations", Aravind Adiga brings to life a chorus of distinctive Indian voices, all inhabitants in the fictional town of Kittur. On India's south-western coast, between Goa and Calicut, lies Kittur - a small, nondescript every town. Aravind Adiga acts as our guide to the town, mapping overlapping lives of Kittur's residents. Here, an illiterate Muslim boy working at the train station finds himself tempted by an Islamic terrorist; a bookseller is arrested for selling a copy of "The Satanic Verses"; a rich, spoiled, half-caste student decides to explode a bomb in school; a sexologist has to find a cure for a young boy who may have AIDS. What emerges is the moral biography of an Indian town and a group portrait of ordinary Indians in a time of extraordinary transformation, over the seven-year period between the assassinations of Prime Minister Gandhi and her son Rajiv. Keenly observed and finely detailed.
Subject Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Kittur (India : Imaginary place) -- Economic conditions -- Fiction
Kittur (India : Imaginary place) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Short stories.
Shelf Location F ADIG
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