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The Alchemy of Desire

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Quick-paced and inventive, brimming with ideas and memorable characters, The Alchemy of Desire celebrates the chaotic spirit of India at a time of great change. It also offers, in searing, lucid prose, a deeply sensual and moving account of the complex chemistry between sex, ambition and love. This is a major novel by one of the most significant new voices of his genera Quick-paced and inventive, brimming with ideas and memorable characters, The Alchemy of Desire celebrates the chaotic spirit of India at a time of great change. It also offers, in searing, lucid prose, a deeply sensual and moving account of the complex chemistry between sex, ambition and love. This is a major novel by one of the most significant new voices of his generation. A bold and weighty first novel . . . sex is practically a character in its own right here, endlessly examined in all its luscious, experimental glory . . . A memorable and impressive debut Sunday Times Throughout, it reveals Tejpals eye for characterisation and description Guardian The passion in the novel is deeply organic to the characters and the narrative. As an attempt to compel readers to look at desire without the crippling impulse of shame and hypocrisy, it works beautifully Independent Throughout the novel, Tejpals sensuous language produces moments of breathtaking beauty, and he displays a poets joy in catching the feel, odour and appearance of the living world Big Issue

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Quick-paced and inventive, brimming with ideas and memorable characters, The Alchemy of Desire celebrates the chaotic spirit of India at a time of great change. It also offers, in searing, lucid prose, a deeply sensual and moving account of the complex chemistry between sex, ambition and love. This is a major novel by one of the most significant new voices of his genera Quick-paced and inventive, brimming with ideas and memorable characters, The Alchemy of Desire celebrates the chaotic spirit of India at a time of great change. It also offers, in searing, lucid prose, a deeply sensual and moving account of the complex chemistry between sex, ambition and love. This is a major novel by one of the most significant new voices of his generation. A bold and weighty first novel . . . sex is practically a character in its own right here, endlessly examined in all its luscious, experimental glory . . . A memorable and impressive debut Sunday Times Throughout, it reveals Tejpals eye for characterisation and description Guardian The passion in the novel is deeply organic to the characters and the narrative. As an attempt to compel readers to look at desire without the crippling impulse of shame and hypocrisy, it works beautifully Independent Throughout the novel, Tejpals sensuous language produces moments of breathtaking beauty, and he displays a poets joy in catching the feel, odour and appearance of the living world Big Issue
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Title The Alchemy of Desire Height 3.8
Tarun J. Tejpal Width 13.3
ISBN-13 9780330435550 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0330435558 Spine Width
Publisher Picador USA Pages 518
Edition New ed Availability Out Of Stock

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