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The devourers, Indra Das

Label
The devourers
Title
The devourers
Statement of responsibility
Indra Das
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man's unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. So Alok agrees, at the stranger's behest, to transcribe a collection of battered notebooks, weathered parchments, and once-living skins. From these documents spills the chronicle of a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts, ruled by instincts and desires blood-deep and ages-old. The tale features a rough wanderer in seventeenth-century Mughal India who finds himself irrevocably drawn to a defiant woman--and destined to be torn asunder by two clashing worlds. With every passing chapter of beauty and brutality, Alok's interest in the stranger grows and evolves into something darker and more urgent."--
Summary
In modern-day Kolkata, college professor Alok Mukherjee meets a mysterious stranger who claims to be part wolf. The stranger spins a captivating saga of magic and monsters in Mughal India, and then asks Alok to translate an ancient manuscript that turns out to be much more than a legend. Fans of Glen Duncan'sThe Last Werewolf may enjoy this lush, lyrical debut, in which shapeshifting storytellers weave elements of folklore and mythology into their violent and haunting autobiographical narratives. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian/Gay Science Fiction-Fantasy-Horror, 2017.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10490448
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Das, Indra
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College teachers
  • Shapeshifting
  • Mogul Empire
  • India
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • College teachers
  • Shapeshifting
  • India
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
The devourers, Indra Das
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal by Penguin Books India in 2015."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926061578
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781101967515
Lccn
2016008016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)926061578
Label
The devourers, Indra Das
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal by Penguin Books India in 2015."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926061578
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781101967515
Lccn
2016008016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)926061578

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