The Sly Company of People Who Care

The Sly Company of People Who Care

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In flight from the tame familiarity of home in Bombay, a twenty-six-year-old cricket journalist chucks his job and arrives in Guyana, a forgotten colonial society of raw, mesmerizing beauty. Amid beautiful, decaying wooden houses in Georgetown, on coastal sugarcane plantations, and in the dark rainforest interior scavenged by diamond hunters, he grows absorbed with the fantastic possibilities of this new place where descendants of the enslaved and indentured have made a new world. Ultimately, to fulfill his purpose, he prepares to mount an adventure of his own. His journey takes him beyond Guyanese borders, and his companion will be the feisty, wild-haired Jan. In this dazzling novel, propelled by a singularly forceful voice, Rahul Bhattacharya captures the heady adventures of travel, the overheated restlessness of youth, and the paradoxes of searching for life¿s meaning in the escape from home.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780374265854
0374265852
Branch Call Number: FIC/BHATTACHARYA
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 24 cm.

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Dec 25, 2011

Interesting book with a writing style I found kept me reading. I thought the plot faded towards the end. His descriptions of the places & people in Guyana were well done IMO.

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