White Man Falling by Mike Stocks
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White Man Falling
By Mike Stocks

White Man Falling

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White Man Falling by Mike Stocks

Book Awards

  • Winner of Goss First Novel Award 2006.

Book Description

Police sub-inspector Swami has lost his job after suffering a stroke while beating up a very guilty suspect. He can no longer talk properly, command the respect of his community, or give his six daughters the bankrupting dowries they deserve - and his wife is obsessed with securing the most expensive husbands in India. No wonder Swami has lost his pride and wants to kill himself using only a puncture repair kit. Surely a man in these circumstances has good reason to feel cursed when a white man falls out of the sky and lands on him in a busy street, dying in front of his eyes and making him a laughing stock. But as further strange incidents occur, Swami's hometown starts to believe he is walking with God, and life becomes easier...Mike Stocks' comic tour de force brilliantly exemplifies how sometimes in life meaningless events can produce meaningful effects.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846880360
ISBN-10: 184688036X
Format: Paperback
(193mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Alma Books Ltd
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mike Stocks

Mike Stocks is the founder and editor of Anon, the anonymous submissions poetry magazine. His debut literary novel, White Man Falling, won the Goss first Novel Award in 2006. His translations of Roman poet Belli will be published by Oneworld Classics in Spring 2007.

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