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The Resource Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil

Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil

Label
Narcopolis
Title
Narcopolis
Statement of responsibility
Jeet Thayil
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shuklaji Street, in Old Bombay. In Rashid's opium room the air is thick with voices and ghosts: Hindu, Muslim, Christan. A young woman holds a long stemmed pipe over a flame, her hair falling accross her eyes. Men sprawl and mutter in the gloom. Here, they say you introduce only your worst enemy to opium. There is an underworld whisper of a new terror: the Pather Maar, the stone killer , whose victims are the nameless, invisible poor. In the broken city, there are too many to count
Summary
A tale of vice and passion set against a backdrop of late-1970s Bombay finds a New Yorker becoming entranced with the underworld culture of an opium den and brothel where he encounters a pipe-making eunuch, a violent businessman, and a Chinese refugee
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10043898
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thayil, Jeet
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opium
  • Drugs
  • Bombay (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048217767
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 292 p.
Isbn
9780571275762
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil
Publication
Control code
000048217767
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 292 p.
Isbn
9780571275762
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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