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Gun Island
Gun Island | Amitav Ghosh
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Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta's world upside down. A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen's eyes to the realities of growing up in today's world; Rafi, with his desperate attempt to help someone in need; and Cinta, an old friend who provides the missing link in the story they are all a part of. It is a journey which will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood and about the world around him. Gun Island is a beautifully realised novel which effortlessly spans space and time. It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.
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Gun Island | Amitav Ghosh
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This is my super late post of my #NovemberTBR.
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#SalttotheSea
#AlltheEverAfters
#Thebooksupremacy
#WordtotheWise
#ThemeMusic
#GunIsland (currently reading)
#PrettyGuityWomen (Read it)
#IfICouldOnlyTellYou (Read it)
#AftertheFlood (Read it)
#DelayedRaysofaStar
#TheChain (Read it)
#AskAgainYes (not pictured. Read it)
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#QOTD: Have you read any of these books? What's on your November Hopefuls list?
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SW-T I read the Carlisle and the McKinlay. Hope you enjoyed the stack! 3w
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A #CliFi that reads like a thriller! Ghosh in his inimitable style weaves stories within stories that reel you in tighter with every passing page. Almost every Book of his has transported me back in time. This was no different. But what‘s new to his writing is this sense of urgency. And rightly so. That I‘m yo-yoing between seasonal prompts of #Booked2019 is additional proof that #ClimateChangeIsReal. #SundarbansToVenice #TimeTravel #WeAreInNature

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for the review. I think I‘ll go put this one on hold at the library. I‘ve been contemplating that, and you put me over the edge! 4mo
AppuNthebooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage 👍🏽 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Despite its grave topic it‘s a hopeful book. 4mo
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Just completed this ARC, courtesy of Netgalley. Ghosh is one of my favorite novelists and Gun Island focuses on climate change, migrations of refugees, power of myths and folklores, and the random workings of chance. It narrates how Dinanath Dutta‘s quest for a legend becomes a story of 17th century Venice, the Sunderbans in India, the travels of refuges, displacement and privilege, & the hope inherent in humanity. #SummersEndReadthom

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Fangirling over here 💖