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Narcopolis by  Jeet Thayil - 1st Edition - 2012 - from Marvin Minkler Modern First Editions and Biblio.com

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Narcopolis

by Thayil, Jeet

Condition: As New/As New


New York: The Penguin Press, 2012. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in unclipped dustjacket. 288 pages. The author's luminous debut. A magic carpet ride, spanning half a century of drug use, devotion, and delirium. Nothing like it exists in Indian literature. Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize. As new. Unread. From my smoke-free collection. Ships in well-padded box..

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.




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