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The thing about thugs, Tabish Khair

Label
The thing about thugs
Title
The thing about thugs
Statement of responsibility
Tabish Khair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a small Bihari village, Captain William T. Meadows finds just the man to further his phrenological research back home: Amir Ali, confessed member of the infamous Thugee cult. With tales of a murderous youth redeemed, Ali gains passage to England, his villainously shaped skull there to be studied. Only Ali knows just how embroidered his story is, so when a killer begins depriving London's underclass of their heads, suspicion naturally falls on the "thug." With help from fellow immigrants led by a shrewd Punjabi woman, Ali journeys deep into a hostile city in an attempt to save himself and end the gruesome murders. Ranging from skull-lined mansions to underground tunnels concealing a ghostly people, The Thing about Thugs is a feat of imagination to rival Wilkie Collins or Michael Chabon. Short-listed for the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize, this Victorian role reversal is a sly take on the post-colonial novel and marks the arrival of a compelling Indian novelist to North America. "--
Summary
Follows the experiences of a former member of a violent cult who agrees to be a subject in a scientist's phrenological research only to be implicated in a string of grisly murders
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10130046
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khair, Tabish
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.K427
LC item number
T48 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thugs (Indic criminal group)
  • London (England)
  • India
  • Great Britain
  • Indic fiction (English)
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
The thing about thugs, Tabish Khair
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2012005647
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780547731605
Lccn
2012005647
Label
The thing about thugs, Tabish Khair
Publication
Control code
2012005647
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780547731605
Lccn
2012005647

Library Locations

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      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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