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The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
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A wide-eyed boy growing up in suburban Calcutta in the 1960s experiences the world through the eyes of others an intoxicating older cousin, a grandmother who weaves stories from the past and a family in London whose lives are intertwined with his. When a seemingly random act of violence threatens his vision of the world, he begins piecing together events for himself, and in the process unravels secrets with devastating consequences. Calcutta and London and spanning generations from the outbreak of the Second World War to the late twentieth century, The Shadow Lines is a haunting novel from one of the world s greatest writers.

Author Biography

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford and published the first of six novels, The Circle of Reason in 1986. He has taught at a number of institutions, most recently Harvard, and written for many publications. He currently divides his time between Calcutta, Goa and Brooklyn, and is writing the next volume of what will become The Ibis Trilogy.
Release date NZ
January 6th, 2011
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
John Murray Publishers Ltd
Pages
320
Dimensions
143x197x20
ISBN-13
9781848544178
Product ID
8927027

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