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Author Thayil, Jeet, 1959-

Title Narcopolis / Jeet Thayil
Published London : Faber, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  898.072 T3733 A6/N  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: Book One The City of O -- 1.Dimple -- 2.Rumi on Pimps -- 3.A Painter Visits -- 4.Mr Lee's Lessons in Living -- Book Two The Story of the Pipe -- 1.In Spain with Mr Lee -- 2.White Lotus, White Clouds -- 3.̀Opium-smoking bandit' -- 4.His Father, the Insect -- 5.̀Light me a cigarette' -- 6.To Wuhan -- 7.Twice Abducted -- 8.To Bombay -- 9.The Pipe Comes to Rashid's -- Book Three The Intoxicated -- 1.A Walk on Shuklaji Street -- 2.Bengali -- 3.Business Practices among the Criminal Class: An Offer -- 4.The Sari and the Burkha -- 5.̀Dum Maro Dum' -- 6.Stinking Asafoetida -- 7.Business Practices among the Criminal Class: C & E -- 8.A Chemical Understanding -- 9.The Intoxicated Entity -- 10.Confessional -- 11.Flight -- 12.Rehab, Relapse -- Book Four Some Uses of Reincarnation -- 1.A Large Accumulation of Small Defeats -- 2.The Citizen
Summary Shuklaji Street, in Old Bombay. In Rashid's opium room the air is thick with voices and ghosts: Hindu, Muslim, Christan. A young woman holds a long stemmed pipe over a flame, her hair falling accross her eyes. Men sprawl and mutter in the gloom. Here, they say you introduce only your worst enemy to opium. There is an underworld whisper of a new terror: the Pather Maar, the stone killer , whose victims are the nameless, invisible poor. In the broken city, there are too many to count
Analysis English crime fiction
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2012
Subject Americans -- Mumbai -- Fiction
Death -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction, Indian
Gangsters -- India -- Mumbai -- Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Opium smokers -- India -- Mumbai -- Fiction
Opium -- Fiction.
Poor -- India -- Mumbai -- Fiction.
Mumbai (India)
Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
Mumbai (India) -- 1970s -- Fiction
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
LC no. 2012397569
ISBN 0571275761 (paperback)
9780571275762 (paperback)