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The Storyteller / Adib Khan
Bib ID 7576407
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource, volume]
Author
Khan, Adib, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at the National Library of Australia 
Description [Pymble, N.S.W.] : HarperPerennial, 2013 
Sydney,New South Wales : HarperCollins Publishers, 2010 
1 online resource (368 pages) 
ISBN 9780730491910 (EPUB)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 334KB 

Summary

Humour and poignancy are intricately entwined in this novel about Vamana, a dwarf, abandoned by his parents and adopted by Maji, a woman who sees beyond the child's deformity to the humanity within. As Vamana grows older, he realises that he is always going to be an outcast, despite his magical gift for storytelling. Drawn to the dark, seedy and dangerous underworld of Delhi, Vamana makes himself a home alongside the pimps, pickpockets, prostitutes and hjiras (eunechs) who populate its depths.With his unique storytelling skills he achieves a level of fame amongst this motley cast of characters, causing him to refuse all offers of redemption and acceptance from the 'normal' world. Vamana enjoys his notoriety and, despite craving acceptance, he refuses to give up his infamous reputation and once again become an object of ridicule. It is not the dereliction of his life that brings his downfall, but love perceiving a threat to the object of his desires, Vamana reacts with violence, and must pay the consequences.

Notes

Imprint: 4th Estate.

Title details screen (OverDrive, viewed December 11, 2015)

Subjects Fiction - General.  |  Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)  |  Dwarfs.  |  Storytelling.  |  Dwarfs -- Fiction.  |  Storytelling -- Fiction.  |  Romanticism.  |  Dwarfs -- India -- Fiction.  |  Delhi (India) -- Fiction.  |  India -- Delhi.  |  Australian
Form/genre Fiction.

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