Benyamin Benyamin Goat Days

ISBN 13: 9780857423955

Goat Days

4.19 avg rating
( 7,341 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780857423955: Goat Days
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In the southern Indian state of Kerala, Najeeb’s dearest wish is to work in a Persian Gulf country and earn enough money to send some back home. One day, he finally achieves this dream, only to be propelled by a series of incidents—grim and absurd—into a slave-like existence, herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Memories of his loving family and of the lush, verdant landscape of his village haunt Najeeb, whose only solace is the companionship of goats. In the end, the lonely young man is forced to contrive a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison.

An instant bestseller in India, Goat Days is available for the first time in English, translated by Joseph Koyippally. Benyamin is a brilliant new talent of Malayalam literature and his wry and tender telling transforms the strange and bitter comedy of Najeeb’s life in the desert into a universal tale of loneliness and alienation.

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

About the Author:

Benyamin is an Indian writer and novelist who lives in Bahrain.

Review:

“Very seldom in life does a book like Goat Days come along and ruin you for other books. It becomes like that mythic true love you once felt for someone when you were still innocent—but now that you have lived through it, you no longer are that innocent person. . . . The same feeling courses through you after you read books like Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and Orwell’s Animal Farm. Perfectly pitched books, with the language kept out of the way of storytelling.” (Dawn)

“An unusual worker’s-tale from the Gulf States where, instead of (technological) modernity, building and consumer frenzies, and oil-related activity one is confronted almost only with the most desolate of rural locales, Goat Days is an interesting slice of Saudi life—but one that also reaches far beyond its specifics, much of the novel’s strength coming from how universal the tale is.” (Complete Review)

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

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780143416333: Goat Days

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0143416332 ISBN 13:  9780143416333
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2012
Softcover

9780143433019: Goat Days

PRHI, 2012
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Benyamin, Benyamin
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780857423955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Benyamin Benyamin
Published by Seagull Books London Ltd, United Kingdom (2017)
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Seagull Books London Ltd, United Kingdom, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the southern Indian state of Kerala, Najeeb's dearest wish is to work in a Persian Gulf country and earn enough money to send some back home. One day, he finally achieves this dream, only to be propelled by a series of incidents grim and absurd into a slave-like existence, herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Memories of his loving family and of the lush, verdant landscape of his village haunt Najeeb, whose only solace is the companionship of goats. In the end, the lonely young man is forced to contrive a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison. An instant bestseller in India, Goat Days is available for the first time in English, translated by Joseph Koyippally. Benyamin is a brilliant new talent of Malayalam literature and his wry and tender telling transforms the strange and bitter comedy of Najeeb's life in the desert into a universal tale of loneliness and alienation. Seller Inventory # AAC9780857423955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Benyamin Benyamin
Published by Seagull Books London Ltd, United Kingdom (2017)
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Seagull Books London Ltd, United Kingdom, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the southern Indian state of Kerala, Najeeb's dearest wish is to work in a Persian Gulf country and earn enough money to send some back home. One day, he finally achieves this dream, only to be propelled by a series of incidents grim and absurd into a slave-like existence, herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Memories of his loving family and of the lush, verdant landscape of his village haunt Najeeb, whose only solace is the companionship of goats. In the end, the lonely young man is forced to contrive a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison. An instant bestseller in India, Goat Days is available for the first time in English, translated by Joseph Koyippally. Benyamin is a brilliant new talent of Malayalam literature and his wry and tender telling transforms the strange and bitter comedy of Najeeb's life in the desert into a universal tale of loneliness and alienation. Seller Inventory # AAC9780857423955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Benyamin Benyamin
Published by Seagull Books London Ltd, United Kingdom (2017)
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Seagull Books London Ltd, United Kingdom, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the southern Indian state of Kerala, Najeeb's dearest wish is to work in a Persian Gulf country and earn enough money to send some back home. One day, he finally achieves this dream, only to be propelled by a series of incidents grim and absurd into a slave-like existence, herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Memories of his loving family and of the lush, verdant landscape of his village haunt Najeeb, whose only solace is the companionship of goats. In the end, the lonely young man is forced to contrive a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison. An instant bestseller in India, Goat Days is available for the first time in English, translated by Joseph Koyippally. Benyamin is a brilliant new talent of Malayalam literature and his wry and tender telling transforms the strange and bitter comedy of Najeeb's life in the desert into a universal tale of loneliness and alienation. Seller Inventory # BTE9780857423955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Benyamin Benyamin, Joseph Koyippally
Published by SEAGULL BOOKS (ENGLAND) (2016)
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SEAGULL BOOKS (ENGLAND), 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Literature>A to Z. Book: NEW, New. Bookseller Inventory # 07978085742395500. Seller Inventory # 07978085742395500

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Benyamin, Benyamin
Published by Seagull Books
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Seagull Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0857423959. Seller Inventory # Z0857423959ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Benyamin, Benyamin
Published by Seagull Books
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Seagull Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0857423959. Seller Inventory # Z0857423959ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Benyamin, Benyamin
Published by Seagull Books
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Seagull Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0857423959. Seller Inventory # Z0857423959ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Benyamin, Benyamin
Published by Seagull Books
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Seagull Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0857423959. Seller Inventory # Z0857423959ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Benyamin, Benyamin
Published by Seagull Books
ISBN 10: 0857423959 ISBN 13: 9780857423955
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Seagull Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0857423959. Seller Inventory # Z0857423959ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book