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The Sly Company of People Who Care (Signed First Edition)

Bhattacharya, Rahul

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ISBN 10: 0374265852 / ISBN 13: 9780374265854
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New York: FSG (2011). First edition. First printing. Hardcover. New/New. A pristine unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated in the month of publication (May 2011) in Portland. (Signed, dated & placed; and the author has a beautiful signature!) Comes with mylar cover dust jacket. Purchased new and never opened except for author signing. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free shop. His first novel. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 05-2011-POW1

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Title: The Sly Company of People Who Care (Signed ...

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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In flight from the tame familiarity of home in Bombay, a twenty-six-year-old cricket journalist chucks his job and arrives in Guyana, a forgotten colonial society of raw, mesmerizing beauty. Amid beautiful, decaying wooden houses in Georgetown, on coastal sugarcane plantations, and in the dark rainforest interior scavenged by diamond hunters, he grows absorbed with the fantastic possibilities of this new place where descendants of the enslaved and indentured have made a new world. Ultimately, to fulfill his purpose, he prepares to mount an adventure of his own. His journey takes him beyond Guyanese borders, and his companion will be the feisty, wild-haired Jan.

In this dazzling novel, propelled by a singularly forceful voice, Rahul Bhattacharya captures the heady adventures of travel, the overheated restlessness of youth, and the paradoxes of searching for life’s meaning in the escape from home.

The Sly Company of People Who Care is the winner of the 2012 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize.

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Born in 1979, Rahul Bhattacharya is the author of the cricket-tour book Pundits from Pakistan, which was voted one of the Ten Best Cricket Books of all time in The Wisden Cricketer (London). He lives in Delhi, India. This is his first novel.

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