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Red Earth and Pouring Rain
Red Earth and Pouring Rain
Author: Vikram Chandra
ISBN-13: 9780316132930
ISBN-10: 0316132934
Publication Date: 3/1/1997
Pages: 560
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Abhay, an Indian student home from collage in the USA, shoots the monkey who stole his laundry. Abhay's parents nurse the monkey back to health and are astonished when it starts to tell them of its prior life by typing it out.

Soon, Abhay and the monkey are taking turns telling stories to appease the gods. From an intricate tale of British colonialism in India to a roadtrip across America, the stories are spun out: A prior life of poetry and adventure about foreigners in India, a current life of being in a foreign land.

Wonderful, engrossing novel.
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"extraordinary first novel brings to life the epic sweep of India's history....