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Amnesty

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Zusatztext A taut, thrillerlike novel . . . A well-crafted tale of entrapment, alert to the risk of exploitation that follows immigrants in a new country. Informationen zum Autor Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Madras (now Chennai). He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications including the New Yorker , the Sunday Times , the Financial Times , and the Times of India . His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 2008. Klappentext 'Adiga is a novelist . . . one who has grown in his art since his Booker Prize-winning debut, The White Tiger .' Kamila Shamsie, Guardian 'Adiga is a real writer - that is to say, someone who forges an original voice and vision' Sunday Times 'The most exciting novelist writing in English today.' A. N. Wilson '[Adiga] is not merely a confident storyteller but also a thinker, a skeptic, a wily entertainer, a thorn in the side of orthodoxy and cant . . . Adiga . . . displays what might be his greatest gifts as a postcolonial novelist: His strong sense of how the world actually works, and his ability to climb inside the minds of characters from vastly different social strata.' Dwight Garner in the New York Times A riveting, suspenseful and exuberant novel from the bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger and Selection Day about a young undocumented immigrant who must decide whether to report crucial information about a murder and risk deportation. Zusammenfassung A Guardian , Financial Times , The Millions , Vulture , and Buzzfeed's Most Anticipated of 2020 'An immigrant’s view conveyed with authority and wit . . . Adiga is a startlingly fine observer, and a complicator, in the manner of V.S. Naipaul.’ New York Times From the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger and Selection Day, Aravind Adiga, comes the story of an undocumented immigrant who becomes the only witness to a crime and must face an impossible moral dilemma. Danny – Dhananjaya Rajaratnam – is an undocumented immigrant in Sydney, denied refugee status after he has fled from his native Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he’s been trying to create a new identity for himself. And now, with his beloved vegan girlfriend, Sonja, with his hidden accent and highlights in his hair, he is as close as he has ever come to living a normal Australian life. But then one morning, Danny learns a female client of his has been murdered. When Danny recognizes a jacket left at the murder scene, he believes it belongs to another of his clients — a doctor with whom he knows the woman was having an affair. Suddenly Danny is confronted with a choice: come forward with his knowledge about the crime and risk being deported, or say nothing, and let justice go undone? Over the course of a single day, evaluating the weight of his past, his dreams for the future, and the unpredictable, often absurd reality of living invisibly and undocumented, he must wrestle with his conscience and decide if a person without rights still has responsibilities. Suspenseful, propulsive, and full of Aravind Adiga’s signature wit and magic, Amnesty is both a timeless moral struggle and a universal story with particular urgency today. ...

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Authors Aravind Adiga, Adiga Aravind
Publisher Picador Uk
 
Languages English
Age Recommendation from age 18
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 20.02.2020
 
EAN 9781509879045
ISBN 978-1-5098-7904-5
No. of pages 256
Dimensions 154 mm x 234 mm x 20 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

New South Wales, Sydney, FICTION / Cultural Heritage, Narrative theme: Social issues, Narrative theme: Politics, Migration, immigration & emigration, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Migration, immigration and emigration

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