English, August An Indian Story

ISBN-10: 1590171799
ISBN-13: 9781590171790
Edition: 2006
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Description: Agastya Sen, known to friends by the English name August, is a child of the Indian elite. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. August himself has just landed a prize government job. The job takes him to Madna, “the hottest town in India,” deep in the  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 4/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Agastya Sen, known to friends by the English name August, is a child of the Indian elite. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. August himself has just landed a prize government job. The job takes him to Madna, “the hottest town in India,” deep in the sticks. There he finds himself surrounded by incompetents and cranks, time wasters, bureaucrats, and crazies. What to do? Get stoned, shirk work, collapse in the heat, stare at the ceiling. Dealing with the locals turns out to be a lot easier for August than living with himself.English, Augustis a comic masterpiece from contemporary India. LikeA Confederacy of DuncesandThe Catcher in the Rye, it is both an inspired and hilarious satire and a timeless story of self-discovery.

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