Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers

Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers (English, Paperback, Sarnath Banerjee)

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Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers  (English, Paperback, Sarnath Banerjee)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780144001088, 014400108X
  • Edition: 1st Edition, 2007
  • Pages: 280
Description

Eighteenth-century Calcutta. The second city of the Empire is teeming with scandalous gossip and rumour. Abravanel Ben Obadiah Ben Aharon Kabariti, Sephardic Jew from Syria and trader in novelties such as corsets, aphrodisiacs and zebras, befriends the British officers and the local elite by day and records their escapades by night in a leather-bound journal.

1950s Paris. A battered copy of the journal surfaces in a hole-in-the-wall antique shop in Montmartre.

London, 2002. A phone rings in the East End, late at night, announcing a death and an inheritance: a silver lighter, a vintage motorcycle, an ancient radio and The Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers.

What follows is a bizarre chain of events involving eccentric zamindars, a decadent aristocrat with a passion for lady footballers, a psychic cartographer, a haunted office building and, at the centre of it all, Digital Dutta, neighbourhood historian and keeper of secrets.

Inspired by the legend of the Wandering Jew, this second work of fiction from India's foremost graphic novelist is an irreverent tale of illicit sex and drunken religiosity, which unravels new riddles with each reading.

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Imprint
  • PENGUIN MERCHANDISING
Publication Year
  • 2007
Contributors
Author
  • Sarnath Banerjee
Dimensions
Width
  • 0.77 Inches (US)
Height
  • 9.28 Inches (US)
Depth
  • 1.06 inch
Weight
  • 0.97 Pounds (US)
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fooled me twice...:(

Fooled me once... shame on you..
Fooled me twice...shame on me...
Well... shame on me...
After having read Corridor and getting the news of Mr. Sarnath Banerjee bagging the prestigious olympics assignment, I had a lot of expectations from Barn owl's... Although there is a marked improvement in his narration but still at the end of it all...fails to impress.The thing is there is a good chance that I might end up buying The Harappan Files few month down.. I still have a lot of respect for Mr. ...
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