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Animal's People
By Indra Sinha

Animal's People

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Animal's People by Indra Sinha

Book Awards

  • Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - Eurasia 2008.
  • Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009.
  • Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007.

Book Description

Ever since he can remember, Animal has gone on all fours, the catastrophic result of what happened on That Night when, thanks to an American chemical company, the Apocalypse visited his slum. Now not quite twenty, he leads a hand-to-mouth existence with his dog Jara and a crazy old nun called Ma Franci, and spends his nights fantasising about Nisha, the daughter of a local musician, and wondering what it must be like to get laid. When a young American doctor, Elli Barber, comes to town to open a free clinic for the still suffering townsfolk - only to find herself struggling to convince them that she isn't there to do the dirty work of the 'Kampani' - Animal plunges into a web of intrigues, scams and plots with the unabashed aim of turning events to his own advantage. Compellingly honest, entertaining and entirely without self-pity, Animal's account lights our way into his dark world with flashes of pure joy - from the very first page all the way to the story's explosive ending. ANIMAL'S PEOPLE is a stunningly humane work of storytelling that takes us right to the heart of contemporary India.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781416526278
ISBN-10: 1416526277
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, "Animal's People" is by turns a profane, scathingly funny, and piercingly honest tale of a boy so badly damaged by the poisons released during a chemical plant leak that he walks on all fours.

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Author Biography - Indra Sinha

Indra Sinha was born in India and spent his childhood in Bombay and the hills of the Western Ghats. His work of non-fiction, THE CYBERGYPSIES, met with widespread critical acclaim. He lives in Sussex.

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