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The Assassin's Song

by M.G. Vassanji

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New York: Knopf, 2007. First USA Edition. Uncorrected Proof. Fine in green wraps. softcover. Signed by the author on the title page. "signed by author" sticker affixed to front cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

In the aftermath of the brutal violence that gripped western India in 2002, Karsan Dargawalla, heir to Pirbaag -- the shrine of a mysterious, medieval sufi -- begins to tell the story of his family. His tale opens in the 1960s: young Karsan is next in line after his father to assume lordship of the shrine, but he longs to be "just ordinary." Despite his father's pleas, Karsan leaves home behind for Harvard, and, eventually, marriage and a career. Not until tragedy strikes, both in Karsan's adopted home in Canada and in Pirbaag, is he drawn back across thirty years of separation and silence to discover what, if anything, is left for him in India.From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Bookseller: MDS Books CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000688
  • Title: The Assassin's Song
  • Author: M.G. Vassanji
  • Book condition: Used
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 2007


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