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The cripple and his talismans

Author: Anosh Irani
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005.
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Prepare to enter a world where the norms of human behavioreven the rules governing time and gravityare set on their heads. This dark and wry fable begins with the narrator waking up and discovering he is missing an arm. He has no idea how he lost it or how to find itbut as he searches the chaotic, often surreal streets of Bombay, he meets an absurd and marvelous cast of characters who offer him clues: a woman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Fantasy fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Irani, Anosh, 1974-
Cripple and his talismans.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005
(DLC) 2004062388
(OCoLC)56840556
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anosh Irani
ISBN: 9781565128606 1565128605
OCLC Number: 848920168
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents: The In-Charge --
A Thousand Oil Lamps --
The Evil Eye --
Life of a Dark Blue Filmmaker --
Empty Whiskey Bottles --
The Rule of Widows and Mad Dogs --
Madam and Bomber --
Ak Munna Tiger Lily --
The Giant Who Lived Underwater --
Love Lane --
Flame and Fortune --
The Lost Arm --
Palace Talkie --
Mr. P and the Dark Torpedo --
Gura and the Egg-Man.
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Prepare to enter a world where the norms of human behavioreven the rules governing time and gravityare set on their heads. This dark and wry fable begins with the narrator waking up and discovering he is missing an arm. He has no idea how he lost it or how to find itbut as he searches the chaotic, often surreal streets of Bombay, he meets an absurd and marvelous cast of characters who offer him clues: a woman selling rainbows, a beggar living under an egg cart, a coffin maker who builds finger-sized caskets, a giant who lives underwater, a homeless boy riding the rails. They all lead him to Baba Rakhu, master of the underworld, who will reveal the story of his lost armfor a price. Funny and wise, violent and tender, The Cripple and His Talismans is an impressive debut. A bestseller in Canada, it has been compared to the works of Samuel Beckett, Lewis Carroll, and Salman Rushdie.

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