Low

Jeet Thayil (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Publish Date
February 25, 2020
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780571360727

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About the Author

Jeet Thayil is a poet, musician and novelist. He was born in Kerala in 1959 and educated at Jesuit schools in Bombay, Hong Kong and New York. He worked as a journalist for twenty-three years before writing his bestselling debut novel, Narcopolis, which won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Man Asian Literary Prize. His second novel, The Book of Chocolate Saints, was longlisted for the DSC Prize and described as 'easily the most original and formally inventive novel to come out of India in years' by Salman Rushdie. Thayil's five poetry collections include These Errors Are Correct, which won the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Award (India's National Academy of Letters) and he is also the editor of The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets.

Reviews

"A novel of our times.... Low is beautifully written, intelligent and gripping, and elicits compassion for a character who is pitifully adrift, despite what some might see as his disqualifying privilege." ― Spectator USA
"The book is relevant now on a time and space level, and serves as a detailed portrayal of our culture and political climate. But the themes woven in: disregard, grief, aimlessness, love. These remain timeless. And even disregarding all this, Low is a picture of a moment, a snapshot in time and of the depths of a single character's despair. Perhaps it doesn't have to be more than that. -- Chicago Review of Books