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Título: Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Desai, ...
Editorial: Faber and Faber, UK
Año de publicación: 1998
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
UK, Faber and Faber, 1998. Hardback with dustjacket. First edition/first printing (1 in number string). VG+/VG+. Hint of bumping to corners and spine ends. Page edges lightly tanned. DJ unclipped and protected in a removable plastic sleeve. Debut novel from this Man Booker Prize winning author. Dispatched well protected and securely packed in bubblewrap and a strong cardboard book box. (S4). N° de ref. de la librería 1008R56311500-GK29-FM1R
Sinopsis: After years of failure at school and work, and of spending his days dreaming in the tea stalls and singing to himself in the public gardens, it doesn't seem as if Sampath Chawla is going to amount to much. But then he climbs a guava tree and becomes unexpectedly famous as a hermit.
Críticas: Born during a torrential rainstorm, in Shahkot, India, to a mother whom the neighbours find distinctly odd, Sampath Chawla is a disappointment to his family. Nothing but trouble from the start, he disgraces himself at a wedding party, loses his job at the local post office and runs away from home to take refuge in the guava orchard, at the top of a guava tree. There he is mistaken for a holy man and seer when he reveals intimate secrets about the local inhabitants (gleaned from reading their mail in idle moments at the post office). His father can see there is money, at last, to be made from his idle son and sets about doing so with determination. A local journalist, however, is equally determined to unmask him. Although Desai writes with considerable flair, employing an inventive style of English reminiscent of a line of Indian authors from Salman Rushdie to Arundhati Roy, there is something tiresome about this relentlessly perky comedy, and one has a slight suspicion that the European reader is being hoodwinked with fashionable pastiche. Midnight's Children has a lot to answer for. -- Lisa Jardine
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