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Amrit is a reporter for the Sentinel, dispatched to the region on the vaguest of assignments. Despite his initial reluctance, he is hopeful he may uncover enough of interest and intrigue to make the front page. And he has the perfect place to start: a photograph hes uncovered of a young woman, involved in pornography, taken captive by a shadowy insurgent group and parad Amrit is a reporter for the Sentinel, dispatched to the region on the vaguest of assignments. Despite his initial reluctance, he is hopeful he may uncover enough of interest and intrigue to make the front page. And he has the perfect place to start: a photograph hes uncovered of a young woman, involved in pornography, taken captive by a shadowy insurgent group and paraded before the press as a lesson to others like her. Illusion and delusion, fronts and set-ups are riffs that run through this novel and Amrits journey into the region turns out to be a metaphor for a remarkable voyage of self-discovery and self-realisation Observer Deb has created his own impressively autonomous world . . . As the title suggests, nothing is as it seems in this book, and Deb brings the shadowy, almost dream-like region to vivid life with specific and well-chosen physical details in this confidently imagined, cleverly constructed and finely written novel Sunday Times


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Amrit is a reporter for the Sentinel, dispatched to the region on the vaguest of assignments. Despite his initial reluctance, he is hopeful he may uncover enough of interest and intrigue to make the front page. And he has the perfect place to start: a photograph hes uncovered of a young woman, involved in pornography, taken captive by a shadowy insurgent group and parad Amrit is a reporter for the Sentinel, dispatched to the region on the vaguest of assignments. Despite his initial reluctance, he is hopeful he may uncover enough of interest and intrigue to make the front page. And he has the perfect place to start: a photograph hes uncovered of a young woman, involved in pornography, taken captive by a shadowy insurgent group and paraded before the press as a lesson to others like her. Illusion and delusion, fronts and set-ups are riffs that run through this novel and Amrits journey into the region turns out to be a metaphor for a remarkable voyage of self-discovery and self-realisation Observer Deb has created his own impressively autonomous world . . . As the title suggests, nothing is as it seems in this book, and Deb brings the shadowy, almost dream-like region to vivid life with specific and well-chosen physical details in this confidently imagined, cleverly constructed and finely written novel Sunday Times
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Title Surface Height 13
Siddhartha Deb Width 1.5
ISBN-13 9780330489249 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0330489240 Spine Width
Publisher Picador USA Pages 200
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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