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The Resource Shantaram : a novel, Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram : a novel, Gregory David Roberts

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Shantaram : a novel
Title
Shantaram
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gregory David Roberts
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere. As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power. Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillaś??-this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
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Roberts, Gregory David
Dewey number
823/.92
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LC call number
PR9619.4.R625
LC item number
S53 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by Humphrey Bower
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Bower, Humphrey
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  • Australians
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Australians
  • Criminals
  • Clinics
  • FICTION
  • Australians
  • Clinics
  • Criminals
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Mumbai (India)
  • India
  • India
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Label
Shantaram : a novel, Gregory David Roberts
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (43 hr., 51 sec.))
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online
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9781427244178
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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3C1DC392-3B0E-4FF0-8B3C-B6411638C859
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  • (OCoLC)898181138
  • ocn898181138
  • 2994953
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Label
Shantaram : a novel, Gregory David Roberts
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (43 hr., 51 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427244178
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
3C1DC392-3B0E-4FF0-8B3C-B6411638C859
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898181138
  • ocn898181138
  • 2994953
Tape configuration
not applicable
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