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The book of chocolate saints, Jeet Thayil

Label
The book of chocolate saints
Title
The book of chocolate saints
Statement of responsibility
Jeet Thayil
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Francis Newton Xavier has lived a life of excess in pursuit of an uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems, which embody a flamboyant and decadent jeu d'esprit, are to be celebrated at a final show, and party, in New Delhi. Approaching late middle-age, in a body ravaged by hard living, Xavier leaves Manhattan with his partner Goody Lol, and his journey to India becomes a delirious voyage into the past. From his formative years with an infamous school of fin de siècle Bombay poets - as documented by his biographer, Dismas - Xavier must move into an uncertain future of salvation and damnation
Cataloging source
VDGV
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1959-
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Thayil, Jeet
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painters
  • Poets
  • Artists
  • India
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Delhi (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of chocolate saints, Jeet Thayil
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Book of Chocolate Saints follows the unforgettable character Francis Newton Xavier and his journey towards salvation - or damnation - or perhaps both. In the swooning, hypnotic prose for which his Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel was acclaimed, Jeet Thayil paints a hallucinatory portrait of an ambiguous soul: a self-destructive figure living a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision, and a charismatic contrarian battling with his conflicting instincts
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061898579
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 479 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571336104
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)991683350
Label
The book of chocolate saints, Jeet Thayil
Publication
Note
The Book of Chocolate Saints follows the unforgettable character Francis Newton Xavier and his journey towards salvation - or damnation - or perhaps both. In the swooning, hypnotic prose for which his Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel was acclaimed, Jeet Thayil paints a hallucinatory portrait of an ambiguous soul: a self-destructive figure living a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision, and a charismatic contrarian battling with his conflicting instincts
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061898579
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 479 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571336104
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)991683350

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