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Author Roberts, Gregory David.

Title Shantaram : a novel / Gregory David Roberts.

Edition First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2005]
©2003
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F ROBERTS    DUE 11-07-20
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F ROBERTS    DUE 11-02-20
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Description 936 pages ; 21 cm
Note Originally published: Scribe Publications, 2003.
"November 2005"--Title page verso.
Subject Australians -- Foreign countries -- Fiction.
Fugitives from justice -- Fiction.
Australians -- India -- Fiction.
Criminals -- Fiction.
Clinics -- Fiction.
Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
Genre Autobiographical fiction.
Adventure fiction.
ISBN 9780312330521
0312330537
9780312330538
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SRP 2012 X
August 20 2012
SRP 2012 REVIEW: This is a hefty book, at more than 900 pages, but this adventure story based on the author's life is gripping and the story will go by quickly. I love the exploration of love and betrayal, violence and crime, and Roberts teaches us that nothing is ever as simple as it may appear. This guy has been through hell and come back - after escaping from a maximum security prison in Australia, the former heroin addict flees to India, where he lives in a slum as a makeshift doctor, then joins the local mafia before heading to Afghanistan to fight in the war against the Russians.
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