Shantaram [electronic resource] : A Novel. Gregory David Roberts.
- ISBN: 9781429908276 (electronic bk)
"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear.Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of...
Electronic reproduction. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1137 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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