Funny and sad, satirical and humane, this novel tells the interlinked stories of three unforgettable men whose trajectories cross in Denmark: the flamboyant Ravi, the fundamentalist Karim, and the unnamed and pragmatic Pakistani narrator.As the unnamed narrator copes with his divorce, and Ravi-despite his exterior of skeptical flamboyance-falls deeply in love with a beautiful woman who is incapable of responding in kind, Karim, their landlord, goes on with his job as a taxi driver and his regular Friday Qur'an sessions. But is he going on with something else? Who is Karim? And why does he disappear suddenly at times or receive mysterious phone calls? When a "terrorist attack" takes place in town, all three men find themselves embroiled in doubt, suspicion, and, perhaps, danger.An acerbic commentary on the times, How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position is also a bitter-sweet, spell-binding novel about love and life today.
O passado, o presente e a incerteza do futuro, entrelaçados no interior de uma camioneta, são passageiros a caminho de um destino que todos sabem ser transitório, mas que poderia ser também final. É um deambular de pensamentos, de impressões e de situações que variam entre o cómico, o trivial e o trágico -- todo o leque de emoções da humanidade. É uma viagem através das várias dimensões da alma, que se desenrola numa geografia em movimento e em mudança. Lugar Marcado não é apenas um romance metafórico, é também um retrato perspicaz das tensões, contradições e conflitos da Índia moderna e do nosso mundo atual. Lugar Marcado coloca o leitor em movimento, obriga-o a olhar através da janela e a contemplar o mundo tal como este é visto através do seu reflexo poeirento.
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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