Gun Island

Gun Island

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/09/2020
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Gun Island
A blend of Bengali legends and the modern world, with a sprinkling of magic and the supernatural
Where to start? Don’t let the short page count of this book fool you, the scope of Gun Island is huge. Tackling the climate crisis through the impacts on b... READ MORE
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781473686687
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 223g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 124 x 26 mm

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