Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis on 2012 Man Booker shortlist!

I'm glad Jeet Thayil's first novel Narcopolis has made the cut. It is set around a Bombay opium den in the 1970s and '80s, with a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs.
Jeet is basically a poet, songwriter and guitarist. He lives in New Delhi.
Critics have likened Narcopolis to William Burroughs's Junky and Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. 

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