Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012
Shuklaji Street, in Old Bombay: In Rashid's opium room a young woman holds a long-stemmed pipe over a flame as men sprawl and mutter in the gloom. In Shuklaji Street they say you introduce only your worst enemy to opium. But then whispers build of a new terror, something that shifts the tenuous balance of survival for the city's nameless, invisible poor.
A rich, hallucinatory dream of a novel, Narcopolis captures the Bombay of the 1970s in all its compelling squalor. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, and gangsters, it is a lyrical and unforgettable journey into a sprawling underworld.
©2012 Jeet Thavil (P)2012 Canongate Books Ltd in partnership with Faber and Faber Ltd
I just love the storyline and the narrator read it well. It could of had different narrators for the characters though.
It's all memorable after the first couple of chapters.
It made me feel sad when the main character is asking rachid about dimple and the old man is unhappy that she is no longer with him.
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