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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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In a region of India known as the Sundarbans exist an archipelago of islands set in tidal rivers that feed the Bay of Bengal. Within this exotic habitat exist man-eating tigers, a rare and elusive breed of river dolphins, devastating typhoons and tidal waves making the region both beautiful and treacherous. Enter wealthy Indian translator Kenai, who travels home to the Sundarbans to receive a mysterious notebook left for him by a dead uncle. En route he meets Piya, an American-raised marine biologist, also on her way to the region to study the near-mythical Ganges river dolphin. As each grapples with the Indian heritage that defines them, they become swept up in the forces--natural and political--that threaten to destroy the region and its way of life.

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"One of the great delights of reading a novel by the likes of Ghosh or Salman Rushdie is imagining their dialogue emerging in the mellifluous tones of the Indian-accented English spoken by their characters. In this audiobook, narrator Bamji accomplishes that task with skill, credibly rendering the lilting flavor of subcontinental English and reveling in the musicality of Ghosh's tale, set in a remote sector of India. Bamji invests most of his resources into the rich, ringing cadences of Kanai, the translator and intellectual at the heart of the book. Kanai, a striver looking to pull himself up by his bootstraps, possesses a certain comic charm, and Bamji embraces the role with panache. He also alternates smoothly between Kanai's dulcet tones and the flatness of Indian-American scientist Piyali, who encounters Kanai by chance when traveling to investigate Indian marine life. Ghosh's book evocatively imagines an India poised between past and present, and Bamji brings out the enormous range of voices clamoring for attention in this unfamiliar setting. Simultaneous release with the Houghton Mifflin hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 14). (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This contemporary story brings two outsiders deep into the tiny islands known as the Sundarbans off the coast of India. There, each will grapple with the Indian heritage that defines them as they become swept up in the forces--natural and political--that threaten to destroy the region and its way of life. Unabridged. 13 CDs.

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ISBN:
9781419336942
Author:
Ghosh, Amitav
Publisher:
Recorded Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Rural poor
Subject:
Psychological fiction
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Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Pages:
13
Dimensions:
5.80x6.82x1.98 in. .91 lbs.

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Product details 13 pages Recorded Books - English 9781419336942 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "One of the great delights of reading a novel by the likes of Ghosh or Salman Rushdie is imagining their dialogue emerging in the mellifluous tones of the Indian-accented English spoken by their characters. In this audiobook, narrator Bamji accomplishes that task with skill, credibly rendering the lilting flavor of subcontinental English and reveling in the musicality of Ghosh's tale, set in a remote sector of India. Bamji invests most of his resources into the rich, ringing cadences of Kanai, the translator and intellectual at the heart of the book. Kanai, a striver looking to pull himself up by his bootstraps, possesses a certain comic charm, and Bamji embraces the role with panache. He also alternates smoothly between Kanai's dulcet tones and the flatness of Indian-American scientist Piyali, who encounters Kanai by chance when traveling to investigate Indian marine life. Ghosh's book evocatively imagines an India poised between past and present, and Bamji brings out the enormous range of voices clamoring for attention in this unfamiliar setting. Simultaneous release with the Houghton Mifflin hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 14). (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This contemporary story brings two outsiders deep into the tiny islands known as the Sundarbans off the coast of India. There, each will grapple with the Indian heritage that defines them as they become swept up in the forces--natural and political--that threaten to destroy the region and its way of life. Unabridged. 13 CDs.
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