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With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic...
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Jun 9th, 2015
Fantastic and extremely moving. I wanted to throw the book at the wall when I finished it.
Aug 9th, 2013
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