A cobra's bite doesn't hurt

A cobra's bite doesn't hurt

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 24/02/2020
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Kalu, kidnapped from an orphanage at the age of fourteen and trained to pick pockets, is forced into a gang of thieves in Bangalore. When Babu, their ruthless gang leader, murders his best friend Ramesh, Kalu – fearing for his own life – runs away to Kolkata. While still being pursued by Babu he meets and falls in love with Tanya, a stunning and gifted career girl from an upper middle-class family.This powerful novel presents life in contemporary India with vivid realism. Evocative and beautifully written, with a love story at its heart, it embraces a wide range of human emotions and has many intensely dramatic scenes.

  • Publisher: The Conrad Press
  • ISBN: 9781911546962
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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A cobra's bite doesn't hurt
Lacks the bite I expected.
I received a free ARC from Netgalley in return for an honest review, but I had already bought this for my kindle as it was clearly a book that ought to hav... READ MORE
Barbara L
A cobra's bite doesn't hurt
A cobras bite doesn't kill
This book gives a vivid and colourful picture of poverty and crime in contemporary India. Would like to know what happens to the characters!
Irene Lewin