The Guide: A Novel

Paperback | August 29, 2006

byR. K. NarayanIntroduction byMichael Gorra

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For the centennial of his birth, R. K. Narayan's most celebrated novel

Formerly India's most corrupt tourist guide, Raju—just released from prison—seeks refuge in an abandoned temple. Mistaken for a holy man, he plays the part and succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju's newfound sanctity to the test. Narayan's most celebrated novel, The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor.

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For the centennial of his birth, R. K. Narayan's most celebrated novelFormerly India's most corrupt tourist guide, Raju—just released from prison—seeks refuge in an abandoned temple. Mistaken for a holy man, he plays the part and succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju's newfound sanctity to the test. Narayan's most ce...

R. K. Narayan (1906–2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths. His work, championed by Graham Greene, who became a close friend, was often compared to that of Dickens, Chekhov, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, among others.Michael Gorra is a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.72 × 5.06 × 0.59 inPublished:August 29, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143039644

ISBN - 13:9780143039648

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