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The Elephanta Suite: Three Novellas


  


 : The Elephanta Suite: Three Novellas

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Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Brand: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
EAN: 9780618943326
Edition: 1st Edition
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 0618943323
Item Dimensions: 8255508885
Label: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 274
Publication Date: September 26, 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: September 26, 2007
Studio: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Product Description:
A master of the travel narrative weaves three intertwined novellas of Westerners transformed by their sojourns in India.

This startling, far-reaching book captures the tumult, ambition, hardship, and serenity that mark today’s India. Theroux’s Westerners risk venturing far beyond the subcontinent’s well-worn paths to discover woe or truth or peace. A middle-aged couple on vacation veers heedlessly from idyll to chaos. A buttoned-up Boston lawyer finds succor in Mumbai’s reeking slums. And a young woman befriends an elephant in Bangalore.

We also meet Indian characters as singular as they are reflective of the country’s subtle ironies: an executive who yearns to become a holy beggar, an earnest young striver whose personality is rewired by acquiring an American accent, a miracle-working guru, and others.

As ever, Theroux’s portraits of people and places explode stereotypes to exhilarating effect. The Elephanta Suite urges us toward a fresh, compelling, and often inspiring notion of what India is, and what it can do to those who try to lose—or find—themselves there.






 



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