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Lord Vishnu's Love Handles: A Spy Novel (Sort Of)
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Travis Anderson has a psychic gift. Or so he thinks. So far he's used his premonitions only to acquire an upper-middle-class lifestyle - pretty wife, big house, and a shiny Range Rover - without having to make any real effort. But recent visions threaten his yuppie contentment and a series of inaccurate and horrifying prophecies humiliate him in front of his fellow country club members. The IRS pulls Travis's number, too, demanding an audit of his sloppy bookkeeping. Drowning in mounting financial problems and apparent mental illness, Travis tries booze and pills to stay afloat, but nothing, not even golf, works. Travis is in danger of losing his family, his career, and ultimately, his sanity. That is, until he meets a Hindu holy man in rehab who claims to be the final incarnation of Lord Vishnu (the Hindu god who is the preserver of the universe). Suddenly, the tragically shallow Travis is saddled with the responsibility of bettering mankind and saving the world. LORD VISHNU'S LOVE HANDLES is a slyly humorous novel that twists and turns with hilarity. Combining a wildly original plot with witty dialogue and a strangely loveable - if possibly deranged - narrator, Will Clarke's impressive debut will have readers eagerly following Travis on his mind-boggling and comic journey.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 09.12.2019
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A Tiger for Malgudi and the Man-Eater of Malgudi
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Two comic gems from the father of modern Indian fiction- available in one volume for the first time These two novels show R. K. Narayan at his best, offering enchanting tales of human absurdity that are also skillfully woven parables infused with Hindu mysticism. A Tiger for Malgudi is told from the point of view of the tiger Raja, now old and toothless, who looks back on his life in the circus and in films, and on his dramatic bid to escape the brutish human world in a quest for freedom. The Man-Eater of Malgudi is the story of Nataraj, a mild-mannered printer who stands up to Vasu, a pugnacious taxidermist, when Vasu begins to covet the beloved temple elephant for his collection. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 09.12.2019
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Lord Vishnu's Love Handles: A Spy Novel (Sort Of)
19,99 € *
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Travis Anderson has a psychic gift. Or so he thinks. So far he's used his premonitions only to acquire an upper-middle-class lifestyle - pretty wife, big house, and a shiny Range Rover - without having to make any real effort. But recent visions threaten his yuppie contentment and a series of inaccurate and horrifying prophecies humiliate him in front of his fellow country club members. The IRS pulls Travis's number, too, demanding an audit of his sloppy bookkeeping. Drowning in mounting financial problems and apparent mental illness, Travis tries booze and pills to stay afloat, but nothing, not even golf, works. Travis is in danger of losing his family, his career, and ultimately, his sanity. That is, until he meets a Hindu holy man in rehab who claims to be the final incarnation of Lord Vishnu (the Hindu god who is the preserver of the universe). Suddenly, the tragically shallow Travis is saddled with the responsibility of bettering mankind and saving the world. LORD VISHNU'S LOVE HANDLES is a slyly humorous novel that twists and turns with hilarity. Combining a wildly original plot with witty dialogue and a strangely loveable - if possibly deranged - narrator, Will Clarke's impressive debut will have readers eagerly following Travis on his mind-boggling and comic journey.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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The Death of Vishnu
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At the opening of this masterful debut novel, Vishnu lies dying on the staircase he inhabits while his neighbors the Pathaks and the Asranis argue over who will pay for an ambulance. As the action spirals up through the floors of the apartment building we are pulled into the drama of the residents' lives: Mr. Jalal's obsessive search for higher meaning; Vinod Taneja's longing for the wife he has lost; the comic elopement of Kavita Asrani, who fancies herself the heroine of a Hindi movie. Suffused with Hindu mythology, this story of one apartment building becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India, and Vishnu's ascent of the staircase parallels the soul's progress through the various stages of existence. As Vishnu closes in on the riddle of his own mortality, we wonder whether he might not be the god Vishnu, guardian not only of the fate of the building and its occupants, but of the entire universe.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 09.12.2019
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A Tiger for Malgudi and the Man-Eater of Malgudi
18,99 € *
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Two comic gems from the father of modern Indian fiction- available in one volume for the first time These two novels show R. K. Narayan at his best, offering enchanting tales of human absurdity that are also skillfully woven parables infused with Hindu mysticism. A Tiger for Malgudi is told from the point of view of the tiger Raja, now old and toothless, who looks back on his life in the circus and in films, and on his dramatic bid to escape the brutish human world in a quest for freedom. The Man-Eater of Malgudi is the story of Nataraj, a mild-mannered printer who stands up to Vasu, a pugnacious taxidermist, when Vasu begins to covet the beloved temple elephant for his collection. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 09.12.2019
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