Ghachar Ghochar

Product Number: EB00671707
Released: Feb 07, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101992944
Publisher: Penguin Books
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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOKS OF 2017 ONE OF VULTURE'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21ST CENTURY FINALIST FOR THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN FICTION "A modern classic." -The New York Times Book Review A young man's close-knit family is nearly destitute when his uncle founds a successful spice company, changing their fortunes overnight. As they move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house on the other side of Bangalore, and try to adjust to a new way of life, the family dynamic begins to shift. Allegiances realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background. Things become "ghachar ghochar"-a nonsense phrase uttered by one meaning something tangled beyond repair, a knot that can't be untied. Elegantly written and punctuated by moments of unexpected warmth and humor, Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings-and consequences-of financial gain in contemporary India. "A classic tale of wealth and moral ruin." -The New Yorker "Ghachar Ghochar introduces us to a master." -The Paris Review Named a Best Book of the Year by the Guardian, Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly Shortlisted for the ALTA National Translation Award in Prose Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award

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Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
Original Publish Date: Feb 07, 2017

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Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
Narrator(s): Neil Shah
Product Number DD31201
Released: Feb 06, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538400203
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Author(s): Vivek Shanbhag
Narrator(s): Neil Shah
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