9780571336104

Book of Chocolate Saints

Thayil Jeet


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780571336104
Published: February 2018

Price: $29.99

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'This novel is a rich harvest; it moves with the strange and flawless certainty of a dream ... It is superbly written, and its madness is also its strength.' --- Edna O'Brien

Francis Newton Xavier has lived a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems - which embody the flamboyant and decadent jeu d'esprit of his heroes like Baudelaire - have forged his reputation, which is to be celebrated at a new show in Delhi.

Approaching middle age in a body ravaged by hard-living, Xavier leaves Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks with his young girlfriend - and his journey home to India becomes a delirious voyage into the past. From his formative years with an infamous school offin de siècle Bombay poets - as documented by his biographer, Diswas, in these pages - Xavier must move forward into an uncertain future of salvation or damnation.

His story results in The Book of Chocolate Saints: an epic novel of contemporary Indian life that probes the mysterious margins where art bleeds into the occult, and celebrates the artist's life itself as a final monument. It is Jeet Thayil's spiritual, passionate, and demented masterpiece.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780571336104
  • Published: February 2018
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Width: 15.3 mm
  • Height: 3.4 mm
  • Depth: 23.4 mm
  • Publisher:not specified

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