Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780141008288

The Impressionist

Kunzru, Hari Author

9780141008288: The Impressionist

The Impressionist is Hari Kunzru's sweeping novel of India, empire and identity. In India, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is later cast out from his wealthy home when his true parentage is revealed. So begins Pran Nath's odyssey of self-discovery - a journey that will take him from the streets of Agra, via the red light district of Bombay, to the brick cloisters of Oxford and beyond - as he struggles to understand who he really is. "Delectable, sweeping, empire-savaging, audaciously playful...Kunzru writes with wry certitude and cinematic precision". (The New York Times). "Grand, sprawling, extravagant, lyrical...A work so vibrant and richly imagined that you can smell the incense". (Esquire). "Epic in scale and rich in historical detail ...the narrative is deft and swift ...carrying the reader along effortlessly. This first novel has startling depth, ambition and craftmanship". (Time Out). Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The antihero of The Impressionist, Hari Kunzru's daringly ambitious first novel, is half English and half Indian. In the Raj of the 1920s, the racial and social divides are enormous, but Pran Nath is able to bridge them, crossing from one side to another in a series of reinventions of his own personality. He begins as the spoiled child of an Indian lawyer, but circumstances thrust him out of his pampered adolescence into the teeming and dangerous life of the streets. After a bewildering period as one of the pawns in Machiavellian political and sexual scheming in the decadent court of a minor Maharajah, he escapes to Bombay. There he is taken up by a half-demented Scottish missionary and his wife, but Pran Nath prefers to slope off to the city's red-light district whenever he can. During a time of riot and bloodshed, the chance of re-creating himself as an English schoolboy destined for public school and Oxford presents itself, and he takes it. But this is not his final transformation.

In certain ways Kunzru is almost too ambitious. There is so much crammed onto the pages of The Impressionist that some of it, almost inevitably, doesn't work as well as it might. However, as the shapeshifting Pran Nath moves from one identity to another, knockabout farce mixes with satire, social comedy with parody. And beneath the comic exuberance and linguistic invention, there is an intelligent and occasionally moving examination of notions of self, identity, and what it means to belong to a class or society. --Nick Rennison, Amazon.co.uk

About the Author:

Hari Kunzru was born in 1969 and lives in south-east London. He was an associate editor at WIRED and was named the OBSERVER Young Travel Writer of the Year in 1999. He is a contributing editor of MUTE magazine and music editor at WALLPAPER. THE IMPRESSIONIST is his first novel.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kunzru, Hari Author
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Nerd
(port chester, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0141008288. Bookseller Inventory # NQ-RMJ6-R55I

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kunzru, Hari Author
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The Impressionist is Hari Kunzru s sweeping novel of India, empire and identity. In India, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is later cast out from his wealthy home when his true parentage is revealed. So begins Pran Nath s odyssey of self-discovery - a journey that will take him from the streets of Agra, via the red light district of Bombay, to the brick cloisters of Oxford and beyond - as he struggles to understand who he really is. Delectable, sweeping, empire-savaging, audaciously playful.Kunzru writes with wry certitude and cinematic precision . (The New York Times). Grand, sprawling, extravagant, lyrical.A work so vibrant and richly imagined that you can smell the incense . (Esquire). Epic in scale and rich in historical detail .the narrative is deft and swift .carrying the reader along effortlessly. This first novel has startling depth, ambition and craftmanship . (Time Out). Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141008288

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kunzru, Hari Author
Published by 2003-04-03. (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Internet Bookshop UK Ltd.
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003-04-03., 2003. Book Condition: New. Penguin. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 496pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1412798

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kunzru, Hari Author
Published by 2003-04-03. (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Internet Bookshop UK Ltd.
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003-04-03., 2003. Book Condition: New. Penguin. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 496pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1763002

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kunzru, Hari Author
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The Impressionist is Hari Kunzru s sweeping novel of India, empire and identity. In India, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is later cast out from his wealthy home when his true parentage is revealed. So begins Pran Nath s odyssey of self-discovery - a journey that will take him from the streets of Agra, via the red light district of Bombay, to the brick cloisters of Oxford and beyond - as he struggles to understand who he really is. Delectable, sweeping, empire-savaging, audaciously playful.Kunzru writes with wry certitude and cinematic precision . (The New York Times). Grand, sprawling, extravagant, lyrical.A work so vibrant and richly imagined that you can smell the incense . (Esquire). Epic in scale and rich in historical detail .the narrative is deft and swift .carrying the reader along effortlessly. This first novel has startling depth, ambition and craftmanship . (Time Out). Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141008288

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kunzru, Hari Author
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 129mm x 198mm x 31mm. Paperback. In India, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is lat.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 496 pages. 0.347. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141008288

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kunzru, Hari Author
Published by Penguin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Zarak Books
(Norwich, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Brand new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 028022

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kunzru, Hari Author
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
English-Book-Service - A Fine Choice
(Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2003. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GA9780141008288

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.85
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kunzru, Hari Author
Published by Penguin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Green Books
(Wicklow, Ireland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Book. Shipping: Once your order has been confirmed and payment received, your order will then be processed. The book will be located by our staff, packaged and despatched to you as quickly as possible. From time to time, items get mislaid en route. If your item fails to arrive, please contact us first. We will endeavour to trace the item for you and where necessary, replace or refund the item. Please do not leave negative feedback without contacting us first. All orders will be dispatched within two working days. If you have any quesions please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141008288

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.52
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kunzru, Hari Author
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141008288 ISBN 13: 9780141008288
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell Online
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2003. paperback. Book Condition: New. *** NEW COPY *** TITLE SHIPPED FROM UK *** Binding paperback In India, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is later cast out from his wealthy home when his true parentage. Bookseller Inventory # 0141008288

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 7 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book