GUN ISLAND

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Bundook . Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta's world upside down. A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen's eyes to the realities of growing up in today's world; Rafi, with his desperate attempt to help someone in need; and Cinta, an old friend who provides the missing link in the story they are all a part of. It is a journey which will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood and about the world around him. Gun Island is a beautifully realised novel which effortlessly spans space and time. It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.

Categories : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9781473686687

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    320 Pages

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

Amitav Ghosh

  • Pays : Inde
  • Langue : Anglais

Né en 1956 à Calcutta, Amitav Ghosh est l'un des plus célèbres auteurs indiens contemporains. Il a passé son enfance au Bangladesh, en Iran, en Inde et au Sri Lanka. Après avoir enseigné à l"université de Delhi et aux États-Unis, il partage sa vie entre Calcutta, Goa et Brooklyn. Il est l'auteur de nombreux romans, couronnés de prestigieux prix littéraires : Les Feux du Bengale (Le Seuil, 1990) a reçu le prix Médicis étranger. Aux Éditions Robert Laffont, il a publié en 2006 Le Pays des marées (15 000 exemplaires vendus).

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