The Circle of Reason

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Orient Blackswan, 2000 - Africa, North - 423 pages
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A saga of flight and pursuit, this novel chronicles the adventures of Alu, a young master weaver who is wrongly suspected of being a terrorist. Chased from Bengal to Bombay and on through the Persian Gulf to North Africa by a bird-watching police inspector, Alu encounters along the way a cast of characters as various and as colorful as the epithets with which the author adorns them. The reader is drawn into their lives by incidents tender and outrageous and all compellingly told. Ghosh is as natural a weaver of words as Alu is of cloth, deftly interlacing humor and wisdom to produce a narrative tapestry of surpassing beauty.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
35
Section 3
59
Section 4
87
Section 5
102
Section 6
123
Section 7
133
Section 8
150
Section 13
266
Section 14
290
Section 15
306
Section 16
320
Section 17
326
Section 18
334
Section 19
344
Section 20
353

Section 9
168
Section 10
193
Section 11
214
Section 12
236
Section 21
401
Section 22
422
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About the author (2000)

Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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