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ISBN13: 9780316132930
ISBN10: 0316132934
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Vikram Chandra's Red Earth and Pouring Rain is an unforgettable reading experience, a contemporary Thousand and One Nights — with an eighteenth-century warrior-poet (now reincarnated as a typewriting monkey) and an Indian student home from college in America switching off as our Scheherazades. Ranging from bloody battles in colonial India to college anomie in California, from Hindu gods to MTV, Chandra's novel is engrossing, enthralling, impossible to put down — a remarkable meditation on quests and homecomings, good and evil, storytelling and redemption.

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"[An] astonishing and brilliant debut." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"As each story leads to another, Chandra's multifaceted narrative spins and whirls as hectically and alluringly as a kaleidoscope, leaving us a bit dazed if impressed." Booklist

Synopsis:

Combining Indian myths, epic history, and the story of three college kids in search of America, a narrative includes the monkey's story of an Indian poet and warrior and an American road novel of college students driving cross-country.

About the Author

Vikram Chandra divides his time between Mumbai and Berkeley, where he teaches at the University of California. His work has been translated into eleven languages.

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raashid, September 21, 2006 (view all comments by raashid)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316132930
Author:
Chandra, Vikram
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Monkeys -- Fiction.
Subject:
Human-animal relationships -- India -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Moral dilemmas; Reincarnation; Storytelling; Gods and goddesses; Quests; Nature of good and evil; East Indian culture; East Indian history; Contemporary life
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 1.11 lb

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Product details 560 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316132930 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[An] astonishing and brilliant debut." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "As each story leads to another, Chandra's multifaceted narrative spins and whirls as hectically and alluringly as a kaleidoscope, leaving us a bit dazed if impressed."
"Synopsis" by , Combining Indian myths, epic history, and the story of three college kids in search of America, a narrative includes the monkey's story of an Indian poet and warrior and an American road novel of college students driving cross-country.
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