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Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
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Sep 26, 2012 | ISBN 9780143123033

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Praise

"A brilliant first novel . . . Nothing like this exists in Indian literature." — The Sunday Guardian (London)

"In ambition, Narcopolis is reminiscent of Roberto Bolano; but it is Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son—the best junkie book of the last quarter century—that is its closer kin. Thankfully, Thayil creates something original and vital from those blueprints. One yearns for the next hit." — The Telegraph (U.K.)

"A reformed addict, Mr. Thayil has had personal experience with the world he describes. But he is also a published poet, who wields his words with care. His efforts are there to be seen." — The Economist

"Thayil’s precision and economy distill what could be a sprawling and uneven saga into an elegant tapestry of beautifully observed characters and their complex lives." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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