Written by Gregory David Roberts - Audio book performed by Humphrey Bower - Unabridged Fiction - 35 RETAIL EDITION COMPACT DISCS
- 42.6 hours
Publisher, Blackstone Audiobooks (October 2006)
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“[A] massive, thrillingly undomesticated potboiler. . . . Roberts, who wrote the first drafts of the novel in prison, has poured everything he knows into this book and it shows. It has a heartfelt, cinemascope feel. . . . A sensational read.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Elegantly written, page-turning blockbuster. . . . An extraordinarily rich scene. . .splendidly evoking an India few outsiders know.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay, a hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, actors and exiles. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher, and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets. Based on the life of the author, this extraordinary debut has the world of human experience in its reach.