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Dreams of Rivers and Seas

Parks, Tim

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ISBN 10: 1846551137 / ISBN 13: 9781846551130
Published by Harvill Press, London, 2008
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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431 pages, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Very clean and tight copy. Record # 455830. Bookseller Inventory # 455830

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Title: Dreams of Rivers and Seas

Publisher: Harvill Press, London

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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For some time now, I have been plagued, perhaps blessed, by dreams of rivers and seas, dreams of water.' Just days after Albert James writes these lines to his son, John, in London, he is dead. Abandoning a pretty girlfriend and the lab where he is completing his PhD, John flies to Delhi to join his mother in mourning. A brilliant and controversial anthropologist, the nature of Albert James s research, and the circumstances of his death, are far from clear. On top of this, John must confront his mother s coolness, and the strangeness of the cremation ceremony that she has organised for his father. No sooner is the body consigned to the flames than a journalist arrives, determined to write a biography of the dead man. The widow will have nothing to do with the project, yet seems incapable of keeping away from the journalist. In Tim Parks s masterly new novel, India, with its vast strangeness, the density and intensity of its street life, its indifference to all distinctions between the religious and the secular, is a constant source of distraction to these westerners in search of clarity and identity. To John, the enigma of his father s dreams of rivers and seas appears to be o

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Tim Parks studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives near Verona with his wife and three children. His novel Europa was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Destiny and Judge Savage were longlisted in 2000 and 2003.

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