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. In this title: a holidaying middle-aged couple veer heedlessly from idyll to chaos; a buttoned-up Boston lawyer finds relief in Mumbai's reeking slums; and, 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.
Product code: ADCDT
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 19.7cm x 13.0cm
Publish date: 28/08/2008
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