The Cripple and His Talismans

The Cripple and His Talismans

eBook - 2005
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Prepare to enter a world where the norms of human behavior -- even the rules governing time and gravity -- are set on their heads. This dark and wry fable begins with the narrator waking up and discovering he is missing an arm. He has no idea how he lost it or how to find it -- but as he searches the chaotic, often surreal streets of Bombay, he meets an absurd and marvelous cast of characters who offer him clues: a woman selling rainbows, a beggar living under an egg cart, a coffin maker who builds finger-sized caskets, a giant who lives underwater, a homeless boy riding the rails. They all lead him to Baba Rakhu, master of the underworld, who will reveal the story of his lost arm -- for a price. Funny and wise, violent and tender, The Cripple and His Talismans is an impressive debut. A bestseller in Canada, it has been compared to the works of Samuel Beckett, Lewis Carroll, and Salman Rushdie.
Publisher: [New York] : Algonquin Books, 2005
ISBN: 9781565128606
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (256 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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AkMis
Apr 13, 2017

A book about karma

daymakerdave Dec 15, 2010

Easily the weirdest book I have ever read. A man in search of his missing arm discovers a strange underground body-part black market in India.

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