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Shantaram By Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram
by Gregory David Roberts

* A publishing sensation: a stunning novel based on the author's dramatic and extraordinary true story of life on the run in the Bombay underworld * 'A literary masterpiece ... it has the grit and pace of a thriller' DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Shantaram Summary


'A literary masterpiece . . . at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny . . . it has the grit and pace of a thriller' Daily Telegraph A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. 'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out

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GOR001219676
Shantaram
Gregory David Roberts
Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2005-03-24
944
0349117543
9780349117546
Short-listed for Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book 2004 (UK)
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