Shantaram (Part 1 of 2 parts)(Library Edition)
ISBN 10: 078616882X / 0-7861-6882-X
ISBN 13: 9780786168828
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Publication Date: 2006
[This is Part 1 of a 2-part Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.]
[Read by Humphrey Bower]
* One of AudioFile's Best Audiobooks of 2007 *
This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay, a hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, actors and exiles. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, 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 keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher, and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets. Based on the life of the author, this extraordinary debut has the world of human experience in its reach.
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