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Tin Fish

Sudeep Chakravarti is the author of Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite Country (2008, 2009), a work of narrative non-fiction about India's ongoing Maoist rebellion that was short-listed for the Vodafone Crossword Non-fiction Award 2008. He is also the author of three novels. Tin Fish, his best-selling debut novel, was published in 2005; it was republished by HarperCollins in 2011. The Avenue of Kings, the sequel, was published to critical acclaim in 2010. His third novel, Once Upon a Time in Aparanta

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AUTHOR Chakravarti Sudeep
TITLE Tin Fish
ISBN13 9789350291764
LANGUAGE English
Price 250
IMPRINT HarperCollins

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'[A] story which will stay with you a long, long time' -The Hindu 'Chakravarti's India is the real India' - India Today 'Reminiscent of Salinger' - Outlook '[Chakravarti's] telling is straight, frank and honest. It makes no apologies' - Tehelka In an elite boarding school in Rajasthan, fifteen-yearold Barun Ray, aka Brandy, lover of canned fish and beefsteak, hater of Kipling, worshipper of Michael Caine and Mick Jagger, meets his soul mates - Fish, 'king' swimmer with a domineering, Muslim-hating father; PT Shoe, a princeling who wants to run away to America and marry a 'gora' chick; and Porridge, a cereal-loving jester caught between warring churches at home. Together, the four boys set about characteristically irreverent, sometimes hilarious rebellions against their regimental fishbowl existence at a brown-sahib institution in a turbulent, changing India. But growing up isn't always a breeze, and even as they eat toothpaste for dessert and make ambitious plans to write their own musical, Get Lost on the Ganga and All That, they struggle to make sense of incomprehensible adults, Indira Gandhi, the Emergency, urine therapy, girls, and try, above all, to preserve innocence in the face of unspeakable tragedy. Wry, witty and utterly unsentimental, Tin Fish is an exhilarating ride.

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Sudeep Chakravarti is the author of Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite Country (2008, 2009), a work of narrative non-fiction about India's ongoing Maoist rebellion that was short-listed for the Vodafone Crossword Non-fiction Award 2008. He is also the author of three novels. Tin Fish, his best-selling debut novel, was published in 2005; it was republished by HarperCollins in 2011. The Avenue of Kings, the sequel, was published to critical acclaim in 2010. His third novel, Once Upon a Time in Aparanta

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