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A Dead Hand
A Crime in Calcutta
Written by Paul TherouxPaul Theroux Author Alert
Category: Fiction - Literary; Fiction
Format: eBook
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-1-55199-319-5 (1-55199-319-8)

Pub Date: November 3, 2009
Price: $13.99

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A Dead Hand
Written by Paul Theroux

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551993195
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About this Book

Paul Theroux returns to India with a stylish and gripping novel of crime and obsession in Calcutta.

In A Dead Hand, Paul Theroux brings to dramatic life a dark and twisted narrative of obsession and need. When Jerry Delfont, a travel writer with writer’s block, receives a letter from a captivating and seductive American philanthropist with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son’s, he is sufficiently intrigued to pursue the story. Who is the boy found on the floor of a cheap hotel room, how and why did he die — what is it that pulls Delfont into this story, and will he ever find the truth about what happened?


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Review Quotes

"A fearless artist, Theroux is prepared to think about most things and travel to places most of us leave unexamined and unexplored."
Globe and Mail

"Theroux delivers pungent atmosphere, capturing the humid stench and labyrinthine decay of pre-monsoon Calcutta...."
— The Independent (U.K.)


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About this Author

Paul Theroux, an internationally renowned travel writer, is also the author of more than two dozen highly acclaimed novels and other non­fiction. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian Islands.


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