Painter of Signs

ISBN-10: 0143039660

ISBN-13: 9780143039662

Edition: 2006

Authors: M�nica Ali, R. K. Narayan

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For Raman the sign painter, life is a familiar and satisfying routine. A man of simple, rational ways, he lives with his pious aunt and prides himself on his creative work. But all that changes when he meets Daisy, a thrillingly independent young woman who wishes to bring birth control to the area. Hired to create signs for her clinics, Raman finds himself smitten by a love he cannot understand, much less avoidand soon realizes that life isnt so routine anymore. Set in R. K. Narayans fictional city of Malgudi, The Painter of Signsis a wry, bittersweet treasure.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Monica Ali was born October 20, 1967. She is a British writer of Bangladeshi origin. She is the author of Brick Lane, her debut novel, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2003.

R. K. Narayan was born on October 10, 1906 in Madras, Brtitsh India. He graduated from Maharaja College of Mysore with a B.A. degree in 1930. All of his many novels take place in Malgudi, an imaginary town in southern India that serves as a kind of "golden mean", neither a large, impersonal city nor an obscure, isolated village, through which Narayan explores the dilemmas of modernization. For example, The Bachelor of Arts is the story of a sensitive youth caught in a conflict between Western ideas of love and marriage instilled in him by his education and the still-traditional milieu in which he lives. Malgudi is a microcosm of modern India, and throughout Narayan's novels, which span more than 50 years of India's growth, we can watch Malgudi's inhabitants evolve in precisely the same way that their hometown does. Narayan's wit and literary skill have made him a favorite with readers all over the world. He died of typhoid in 1939.

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