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Bombay Ice

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Roz Bengal, a feisty BBC researcher, who has lived in London for twenty years goes back to India to pick up the threads of her life there, having spent part of her childhood growing up in Keral). She goes to Bombay to visit her sister Miranda, who is married to a prominent Bollywood film director, Prosper, and disturbed by rumours that he murdered his first wife, Maya, a film star past her prime. Roz arrives to news headlines announcing the deaths of 8 eunuchs in four months. Not satisfied to leave the investigations of the allegations or the murders to the Indian police, Roz begins a dangerous search for the truth.
Interwoven with this utterly gripping detective story is a remarkable layering of knowledge gleaned from old books on storms, the monsoon, poisons and magical transformations, the narrator's fascination with chaos theory and her passionate interest in fate. It is an extraordinarilly accomplished, sophisticated and intelligent novel, an Indian 'Miss Smilla' set in Bombay.

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Author(s):
Forbes, Leslie
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1861590822
ISBN-13:
9781861590824
Number of pages:
404
Publisher:
Phoenix House

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Roz Bengal, a feisty BBC researcher, who has lived in London for twenty years goes back to India to pick up the threads of her life there, having spent part of her childhood growing up in Keral). She goes to Bombay to visit her sister Miranda, who is married to a prominent Bollywood film director, Prosper, and disturbed by rumours that he murdered his first wife, Maya, a film star past her prime. Roz arrives to news headlines announcing the deaths of 8 eunuchs in four months. Not satisfied to leave the investigations of the allegations or the murders to the Indian police, Roz begins a dangerous search for the truth.
Interwoven with this utterly gripping detective story is a remarkable layering of knowledge gleaned from old books on storms, the monsoon, poisons and magical transformations, the narrator's fascination with chaos theory and her passionate interest in fate. It is an extraordinarilly accomplished, sophisticated and intelligent novel, an Indian 'Miss Smilla' set in Bombay.

Author(s):
Forbes, Leslie
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1861590822
ISBN-13:
9781861590824
Number of pages:
404
Publisher:
Phoenix House

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