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Narcopolis (Paperback)
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Narcopolis (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/02/2012
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Wait now, light me up so we do this right, yes, hold me steady to the lamp, hold it, hold, good, a slow pull to start with, to draw the smoke low into the lungs, yes, oh my...Shuklaji Street, in Old Bombay. In Rashid's opium room the air is thick with voices and ghosts: Hindu, Muslim, Christian. A young woman holds a long-stemmed pipe over a flame, her hair falling across 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 Pathar Maar, the stone killer, whose victims are the nameless, invisible poor. In the broken city, there are too many to count. Stretching across three decades, with an interlude in Mao's China, it portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, it is a journey into a sprawling underworld written in electric and utterly original prose.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571275762
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 22 mm
Edition: Main

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“A dreamy look at Indian drug culture”

This is dreamy, hallucinatory book about a group of characters linked by a drug den in Bombay. It moves backwards and forwards in time, the characters arrive, leave and arrive again, but things stay largely the same... More

Paperback edition
20th March 2012
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“An Interesting Insight into Indian Drug Culture”

Jeet Thayil has written an intriguing, eye-opening and at times a little confusing, tale based in an opium den in Bombay. I know little of Indian culture and even less about drug taking. However that did not stop me... More

Paperback edition
31st March 2012
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“Not such a dream”

The book gives an insight into the dismal thoughts and daily lives of regular opium users in an opium ‘den’ in Bombay, coloured ony by their drugged dreams and visions, which are sometimes more terrifying than... More

Paperback edition
25th March 2012
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