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作者 Deb, Siddhartha, 1970-
書名 Point of return : a novel / Siddhartha Deb
出版項 New York : Ecco, 2004
國際標準書號 0060501537 (pbk.)
9780060501532 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館2F西文書區  823.92 D3501 2004    在架上  -  30500101473364
版本 1st Ecco pbk. ed
說明 304 p. ; 21 cm
附註 Originally published in Great Britain by Picador, 2002
Prologue: 1987 -- Arrival -- The Pension Office: 1986 -- Highway Journey: 1984 -- The Minister's Chambers: 1983 -- Wedding Season: 1982 -- Foreign Visitors: 1981 -- A Tale About Tigers: 1980 -- Blackout: 1979 -- Departure -- New Year's Eve: 1987 -- Learning to Walk: 1988 -- Night Journey: 1988 -- Terminal -- Hometown -- History -- Ships -- Memories -- Travelers -- Dreams -- Airport -- Travelogue -- Learning to Run -- The Local Archive -- A Lesson in History -- Leaving Home
"Set in the remote northeastern hills of India, the story revolves around the father-son relationship of a willful, curious boy, Babu, and Doctor Dam, an enigmatic product of British colonial rule and Nehruvian nationalism. Told in reverse chronological order, the novel examines an India where the ideals that brought freedom from colonial rule are beginning to crack under the pressure of new rebellions and conflicts
For Dr. Dam and Babu this has meant living as strangers in the same home, puzzled and resentful, tied only by blood. As the father grows weary and old and the son tries to understand him, clashes between ethnic groups in their small town show them to be strangers to their country as well
Before long Babu finds himself embarking on a great journey, an odyssey through the memories of his father, his family, and his nation." "The Point of Return poignantly explores the precarious balance of familial relationships built around secrets and the intrusions of political conflicts outside the control of individuals. From start to finish it is a powerful, moving, and unforgettable story."--Book jacket
主題 Fathers and sons -- India -- Fiction
Adult children of aging parents -- India -- Fiction
India -- History -- 1947- -- Fiction
Violence -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
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