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Dead Hand

A Crime in Calcutta

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A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux
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Jerry Delfont leads an aimless life in Calcutta, struggling in vain against his writer's block, or 'dead hand, ' and flitting around the edges of a half-hearted romance. Then he receives a mysterious letter asking for his help. The story it tells is disturbing: A dead boy found on the floor of a cheap hotel, a seemingly innocent man in flight and fearing for reputation as well as his life.Before long, Delfont finds himself lured into the company of the letter's author, the wealthy and charming Merrill Unger, and is intrigued enough to pursue both the mystery and the woman. A devotee of the goddess Kali, Unger introduces Delfont to a strange underworld where tantric sex and religious fervor lead to obsession, philanthropy and exploitation walk hand in hand, and, unless he can act in time, violence against the most vulnerable in society goes unnoticed and unpunished.An atmospheric and masterful thriller from "the most gifted, the most prodigal writer of his generation" (Jonathan Raban).
Release date Australia
February 11th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Houghton Mifflin
Pages
279
Dimensions
158x234x27
ISBN-13
9780547260242
Product ID
3669251

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