Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram ChandraSearch this site. Red Earth and Pouring Rain: A Novel by Vikram Chandra Synopsis: Combining Indian myths, epic history, and the story of three college kids in search of America, a narrative includes the monkey's story of an Indian poet and warrior and an American road novel of college students driving cross-country. Ashton Acton, PhD. Are We There Yet? Coast Guard Auxiliary Assoc. Coffeeshop 1.
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Red Earth and Pouring Rain
No other form of art can capture the range and diversity of human experience the way a poem can. Within these pages, you will find Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels - Grimus, Midnight's Children for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the In Vikram Chandra's astonishing first novel, the gods Hanuman, Ganesha and Yama descend on a house in an Indian city to vie for the soul of a wounded monkey. A bargain is struck: the monkey must tell a story, and if he can keep his audience entertained, he shall live.
This is also a novel about how stories are born and how stories sustain us. The stories in this book take in 19th century India, punk bands in L. The stories he has so vividly brought to life have ceased to be his. They are ours now, and in the exhilaration of discovering them, all of his readers have cause to be profoundly grateful. Red Earth And Pouring Rain [is a] dazzling first novel… Its huge cast includes witches and heroic soldiers of fortune, porn-stars and boys begotten miraculously by the consumption of sticky buns.
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Rate this book. Vikram Chandra's Red Earth and Pouring Rain is an unforgettable reading experience, a contemporary Thousand and One Nights - with an eighteenth-century warrior-poet now reincarnated as a typewriting monkey and an Indian student home from college in America switching off as our Scheherazades. Ranging from bloody battles in colonial India to college anomie in California, from Hindu gods to MTV, Chandra's novel is engrossing, enthralling, impossible to put down - a remarkable meditation on quests and homecomings, good and evil, storytelling and redemption. Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page. If no book jacket appears in a few seconds, then we don't have an excerpt of this book or your browser is unable to display it. The information about Red Earth and Pouring Rain shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.