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The author of the book: Jeet Thayil
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Language: English
Edition: Wydawnictwo W.A.B.
Date of issue: March 18th 2015
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Narcopolis isn't so much a story as a non-linear network of little stories and vignettes: a sort of tapestry of pieces of fiction and character studies. The characters include an opium/heroin addict who initially acts as narrator (although the narrative soon wanders away from him and takes on a life of its own), several opium den 'entrepreneurs', a eunuch prostitute and a degenerate poet-slash-artist. Set in Bombay, and more specificially on Shuklaji Street where Rashid's opium house is located, the narrative flits from character to character, place to place, and back and forth through time, as well as occasionally slipping in and out of reality. I really should qualify my five-star rating by stating that I am absolutely certain this book will not be everyone's cup of tea: the author is a poet and the style is extremely lyrical, with the surreal narrative constantly evolving rather than being structured in a conventional manner. As such, it's quite hard to describe exactly what it was that really captivated me about Narcopolis. It's kind of a plotless, rambling, druggy story, so if you don't like that kind of thing then it's unlikely you'll enjoy this, but I just knew from the very beginning that I was going to love it - the sprawling cast of characters, the dreamlike voice, the astonishingly well-evoked atmosphere of Bombay in the 1970s (and onwards). I am very glad the Booker Prize longlist brought this beautifully written book to my attention, as it's the kind of novel I probably would never have heard of, let alone thought of reading, otherwise.


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Ebook Narkopolis read Online! Jeet Thayil (born 1959 in Kerala) is an Indian poet, novelist, librettist and musician. He is best known as a poet and is the author of four collections: These Errors Are Correct (Tranquebar, 2008), English (2004, Penguin India, Rattapallax Press, New York, 2004), Apocalypso (Ark, 1997) and Gemini (Viking Penguin, 1992). His first novel, Narcopolis, (Faber & Faber, 2012), was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and the Hindu Literary Prize 2013.


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