The Circle of Reason

The Circle of Reason

Book - 2005
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Amitav Ghosh's extraordinary novel makes a claim on literary turf held by Gabriel Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez and Salman Rushdie. In a vivid and magical story, The Circle of Reason traces the misadventures of Alu, a young master weaver in a small Bengali village who is falsely accused of terrorism. Alu flees his home, traveling through Bombay to the Persian Gulf to North Africa with a bird-watching policeman in pursuit.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005, c1986.
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
ISBN: 9780618329625
0618329625
Branch Call Number: GHOSH A
Characteristics: 423 pages ; 21 cm.

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Jun 15, 2012

Prix Medicis √Čtranger. This first novel is in the form of a raga, slowly building tempo. It tells the story of an orphan weaver who is forced to flee from India to Africa. A little slow and ultimately, not that interesting.

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