Riot

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Arcade Publishing, 2001 - Fiction - 272 pages
8 Reviews
In his new, long-awaited novel, Shashi Tharoor, the acclaimed author of The Great Indian Novel and Show Business, whom the Independent (London) called "one of the finest novelists writing in English today", once again experiments masterfully with narrative form. The story revolves around a young American volunteer in India and the mystery surrounding the circumstances of her death. Like the Japanese classic Rashomon, in RIOT there are disturbingly different versions of the events, and everyone is convinced they hold the truth. In plot, style, and characterization, Shashi Tharoor's latest novel is a brilliant tour de force.
 

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User Review  - maheswaranm - LibraryThing

Wanted to see how a Shashi Tharoor book would be like. And took this book to experience that. Impressed by the language, and the flow of the book. Wanted to choose betewen 2 and 3 and I go for the ... Read full review

RIOT: A Love Story

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Tharoor (Show Business, 1992, etc.) makes an anguished plea for religious tolerance, in a story about the 1989 murder of a young American during a sectarian riot in northern India.The New York-based ... Read full review

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