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The Elephanta Suite By Paul Theroux

The Elephanta Suite
by Paul Theroux

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Captures the tumult, ambition, hardship and serenity that mark modern India. This title features characters who risk venturing far beyond its well-worn paths to discover woe or truth or peace. It aims to urge us towards a fresh, compelling, and often inspiring notion of India and its effect on those who try to lose - or find - themselves there.
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The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux

This fabulous, far-reaching book breathtakingly captures the tumult, ambition, hardship and serenity that mark modern India. Theroux's characters risk venturing far beyond its well-worn paths to discover woe or truth or peace. A holidaying middle-aged couple veer heedlessly from idyll to chaos. A buttoned-up Boston lawyer finds relief in Mumbai's reeking slums. A young woman befriends an elephant in Bangalore. We also meet Indian characters as distinctive as they are indicative of their country's subtle ironies: an executive who yearns to become a holy beggar, an earnest young striver whose personality is transformed by acquiring an American accent, a miracle-working guru, and more. "The Elephanta Suite" urges us towards a fresh, compelling, and often inspiring notion of India and its effect on those who try to lose - or find - themselves there.

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About Paul Theroux


Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed books include Blinding Light, Dark Star Safari, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and Fresh Air Fiend. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux is also a frequent contributor to magazines. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

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GOR001162692
The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-08-30
288
0241143667
9780241143667
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.