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The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
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Mar 25, 2003 | ISBN 9780452283978

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Praise for The Impressionist

“Delectable, sweeping, empire-savaging, audaciously playful…Kunzru writes with wry certitude and cinematic precision.”—The New York Times

“A sprawling, ambitious, shape-shifting novel…Kunzru proves himself a clever, sharply observant writer.”—The Washington Post

“Nothing is as it seems in this serpentine Dickensian epic…Kunzru nicely limns the fickle roles race and class play in civilized societies.”—People

“A witty, well-crafted comic saga of the dark side of the British Empire.”—Financial Times

“Glorious, hilarious. Kunzru has created a book in which we can feel at home in the strangeness of his gorgeous imagination.”—Boston Sunday Herald

“Riveting stuff, beautifully written…Superb.”—The Times (London)

The Impressionist is both a great adventure yarn and an exploration of identity, both personal and national…One might be occasionally reminded of Salman Rushdie or Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited).”—Detroit Free Press

“Superb. Smart, entertaining and engaging on many levels.”—Dallas Morning News

“Grand, sprawling, extravagant, lyrical. A work so vibrant and richly imagined that you can smell the incense.”—Esquire

“Epic in scale and rich in historical detail, the narrative is deft and swift…carrying the reader along effortlessly. This first novel has startling depth, ambition and craftsmanship.”—Time Out London

“A narrative with just the right blend of misadventure, humor, and humiliation…Call Kunzru a modern-day Kipling.”—GQ

“Maniacally inventive—a fantastic funhouse of a novel.”—Vogue

“The next literary lion.”—Independent on Sunday (UK)


Art Seidenbaum Award WINNER

Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award WINNER

Book Sense 76 Top Ten Selection WINNER

British Book Award WINNER

Guardian First Book Award WINNER

NYPL Books to Remember WINNER

Society of Authors Somerset Maugham Award WINNER

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