The Thing about thugs
27,95 $

The thing about thugs

TABISH KHAIR


The Thing about thugs

TABISH KHAIR

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Résumé
A subversive, macabre novel of a young Indian man’s misadventures in Victorian London as the city is racked by a series of murders In a small Bihari village, Captain William T. Meadows finds just the man to further his phrenological research back home: Amir Ali, confessed member of the infamous Thugee cult. With tales of a murderous youth redeemed, Ali gains passage to England, his villainously shaped skull there to be studied. Only Ali knows just how embroidered his story is, so when a killer begins depriving London’s underclass of their heads, suspicion naturally falls on the “thug.” With help from fellow immigrants led by a shrewd Punjabi woman, Ali journeys deep into a hostile city in an attempt to save himself and end the gruesome murders. Ranging from skull-lined mansions to underground tunnels a ghostly people call home, The Thing about Thugs is a feat of imagination to rival Wilkie Collins or Michael Chabon. Short-listed for the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize, this sly Victorian role reversal marks the arrival of a compelling new Indian novelist to North America.
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Titre
The Thing about thugs
Auteur
Éditeur
Prix
27,95 $
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2012-09-19
ISBN
9780547731605
Code Interne
1319314
Numéro de produit
125559344

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