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    Shantaram von Roberts, Gregory David

    'A literary masterpiece . . . at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny . . . it has the grit and pace of a thriller' Daily Telegraph

    A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld.

    'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out

    A publishing phenomenon
    B-Format Paperback
    Autor Roberts, Gregory David
    Verlag Little, Brown and Company
    Einband Taschenbuch (kartoniert)
    Erscheinungsjahr 2005
    Seitenangabe 944 S.
    Meldetext Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
    Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
    Masse H19.6 cm x B12.8 cm x D4.3 cm 639 g
    Reihe Abacus Paperbacks
    Taschenbuch (kartoniert)
    Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
    Fr. 15.90

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    Über den Autor Roberts, Gregory David

    Gregory David Roberts retired from public life in 2014 to devote time to his family and new writing projects.

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