The Story of My Assassins

The Story of My Assassins

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a€œSpine chilling a€b written with flair and clear-eyed acidity.a€ a€” The New Yorker Based on actual events, The Story of My Assassins tells the story of a journalist who learns that the police have captured five hitmen on their way to kill him. Landing like a bombshell on his comfortable life, just as hea€™s started a steamy affair with a brilliant woman, the news prompts him to launch an urgent investigation into the lives of his aspiring murderersa€”a ragtag group of street thugs and village waifsa€”and their mastermind. Who wanted him dead, and why? But the investigation forces him to reexamine his own life, tooa€”to confront his own notion of himself, his job, and his treatment of the women in his life, as well as his own complex feelings about the country that crafted his would-be killers. Part thriller and part erotic romance, full of dark humor and knife-edged suspense, The Story of My Assassins is a piercing literary novel that takes us from the lavish, hedonistic palaces of Indiaa€™s elite to its seediest slums. It is a novel of corruption, passion, power, and ambition; of extreme poverty and obscene wealth. It is an awesome adventure into the heart of todaya€™s India. From the Hardcover edition.Even when they got their own Akai TV and Panasonic video player, they did not cease to seek out the collective frisson of Bangkok. In October 1996 they were arrested in Ghaziabad while trying to collect a five-lakh loan from the State Bank foranbsp;...

Title:The Story of My Assassins
Author:Tarun J. Tejpal
Publisher:Melville House - 2012-09-25


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