Gun Island

Amitav Ghosh

£8.99

Paperback

Fiction

ISBN: 9781473686687

Description

Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta’s world upside down. A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way.

There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen’s eyes to the realities of growing up in today’s world; Rafi, with his desperate attempt to help someone in need; and Cinta, an old friend who provides the missing link in the story they are all a part of.

It is a journey which will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood and about the world around him. Gun Island is a beautifully realised novel which effortlessly spans space and time.

It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition.

But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm