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Narcopolis  free pdf Jeet Thayil's luminous debut novel completely subvertsand challenges the literary traditions for which the Indian novel iscelebrated. This is a book about drugs, sex, death, perversion, addiction, love, and god, and has more in common in its subject matter with the work ofWilliam S. Burroughs or Baudelaire than with the subcontinent's familiarliterary lights. Above all, it is a fantastical portrait of a beautiful anddamned generation in a nation about to sell its soul. Written in Thayil'spoetic and affecting prose, Narcopolis charts the evolution of a great andbroken metropolis. Narcopolis opens in Bombay in the late 1970s, as itsnarrator first arrives from New York to find himself entranced with the city'sunderworld, in particular an opium den and attached brothel. A cast ofunforgettably degenerate and magnetic characters works and patronizes thevenue, including Dimple, the eunuch who makes pipes in the den- Rumi, thesalaryman and husband whose addiction is violence- Newton Xavier, thecelebrated painter who both rejects and craves adulation- Mr. Lee, the Chineserefugee and businessman- and a cast of poets, prostitutes, pimps, andgangsters.Decades pass to reveal a changing Bombay, where opium hasgiven way to heroin from Pakistan and the city's underbelly has become everrawer. Those in their circle still use sex for their primary release andrecreation, but the violence of the city on the nod and its purveyors havemoved from the fringes to the center of their lives. Yet Dimple, despite thebleakness of her surroundings, continues to search for beauty at the movies, inpulp magazines, at church, and in a new burka-wearing identity.After a long absence, the narrator returns in 2004 tofind a very different Bombay. Those he knew are almost all gone, but thepassion he feels for them and for the city is revealed."

About Jeet Thayil

Jeet Thayil is the author of four poetry collections, including "These Errors Are Correct" and "English," as well as the editor of "The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets." Robertson Dean has recorded hundreds of audiobooks in most every genre. He's been nominated for several Audie Awards, won nine Earphones Awards, and was named one of "AudioFile" magazine's Best Voices of 2010.

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Author : Jeet Thayil
Publisher : Tantor Media, Inc
Data Published : 16 October 2012
ISBN : 1452610363
EAN : 9781452610368
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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