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Summer Games by Avtar Singh
Necropolis, the new crime novel by Avtar Singh, follows Sajan Dayal, a detective in pursuit of a serial (though nonlethal) collector of fingers in contemporary Delhi. He is joined in his investigation by his immediate subordinate, Kapoor—a world-weary cynic well acquainted with the hierarchy of Old Delhi’s criminal underground—and the up-and-coming female detective Smita, a modern child of New Delhi. Much like a television miniseries, the novel is organized in five parts—each part tasks these memorable detectives with solving a self-contained mystery, each bringing them closer to resolving the novel’s central mystery. Summer Games is the first of these “episodes.”
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Montague Kobbé Digit
The Night of the Rambler is a sympathetic account of an obscure episode in the history of the remote island of Anguilla, in the northeast Caribbean. This entertaining and historically enlightening debut novel revolves around a haphazard attempt by a dozen or so locals to invade neighboring St. Kitts in an effort to topple the government of the recently established Associated State of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. With echoes of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Mario Vargas Llosa’s Conversation in the Cathedral, The Night of the Rambler touches upon the universal topics of freedom and self-determination with humor and sensibility, creating an alternative reality that is informed by real life but ultimately governed by the uncanny.
In On the Way Back, a middle-aged businessman from England travels to Anguilla to spend a fortnight on holiday when he’s captivated by a promising and ludicrously beautiful member of the local community. Recognizing the value Anguillan society places on economic projects, the smitten traveler sets up roots and attempts to found an ill-conceived airline business to earn and keep the young woman’s attention. Kobbé’s hilarious social novel brilliantly echoes A Confederacy of Dunces and Herman Wouk’s Don’t Stop the Carnival.
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Posted: Jun 7, 2016
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