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Between the Assassinations

3.36 (5,726 Ratings by Goodreads)
Between the Assassinations

Between the Assassinations

3.36 (5,726 Ratings by Goodreads)
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ISBN13: 9781848871212
Published Date: 1 July, 2009

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The dazzling new book from the winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize: one of the summer's most eagerly anticipated works of fiction. In "Between the Assassinations", Aravind Adiga brings to life a chorus of distinctive Indian voices, all inhabitants in the fictional town of Kittur...His new book sizzles with the same humor, anger, and humanity that characterized "The White Tiger". 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, "Between the Assassinations" is a triumph of voice and imagination.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 352
Item Weight 580 Gram
Product Dimensions 152 x 36 x 212
Publisher Atlantic Books
Format Hardcover | 352
Prizes Shortlisted for John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize 2009.

'Blazingly savage and brilliant' Sunday Telegraph 'A masterpiece' The Times 'Dazzling... With The White Tiger, Adiga sets out to show us a part of [India] that we hear about infrequently: its underbelly... [Balram's voice is] brimming with idiosyncrasy, sarcastic, cunning.' Independent on Sunday 'Adiga's portrait of the Indian capital is very funny but unmistakably angry... Keeps you guessing to the final page and beyond.' Financial Times

Aravind Adiga was born in Madras in 1974. He studied at Columbia and Oxford Universities. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for 2008. A former Indian correspondent for Time magazine, his writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Financial Times, and the Sunday Times among other publications. He lives in Mumbai.