The Elephanta Suite

Paul Theroux



This fabulous, far-reaching book breathtakingly captures the tumult, ambition, hardship and serenity that mark modern India. Theroux’s characters risk venturing far beyond its well-worn paths to discover woe or truth or peace. A holidaying middle-aged couple veer heedlessly from idyll to chaos. A buttoned-up Boston lawyer finds relief in Mumbai’s reeking slums. A young woman befriends an elephant in Bangalore.

We also meet Indian characters as distinctive as they are indicative of their country’s subtle ironies: an executive who yearns to become a holy beggar, an earnest young striver whose personality is transformed by acquiring an American accent, a miracle-working guru, and more. The Elephant Suite urges us towards a fresh, compelling, and often inspiring notion of India and its effect on those who try to lose ― or find ― themselves there.

Language English
ISBN-10 0241144051
ISBN-13 978-0-241-14405-3
No of pages 277
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Book Publisher Penguin UK
Published Date 30 Aug 2007

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