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The Devourers - Indra Das
The Devourers
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On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man s unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to... show more
On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man s unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. So Alok agrees, at the stranger s behest, to transcribe a collection of battered notebooks, weathered parchments, and once-living skins.
From these documents spills the chronicle of a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts, ruled by instincts and desires blood-deep and ages-old. The tale features a rough wanderer in seventeenth-century Mughal India who finds himself irrevocably drawn to a defiant woman and destined to be torn asunder by two clashing worlds. With every passing chapter of beauty and brutality, Alok's interest in the stranger grows and evolves into something darker and more urgent.
Shifting dreamlike between present and past with" "intoxicating language, visceral action, compelling characters, and stark emotion, "The Devourers" offers a reading experience quite unlike any other novel.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781101967515 (110196751X)
ASIN: 110196751X
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
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5.0 The Devourers, by Indra Das
Alok shouldn’t trust the stranger he meets at a baul (a musical performance by Bengali mystics). The stranger tells him this more than once as he pulls Alok into the story of his past. Even though Alok is a history professor, he has to know more about the stranger’s story of werewolves, rakshasas, a...
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bookaneer rated it
4.5 "I am the monster in your tale."
The Devourers by Indra Das The Devourers is an utterly unique story, a lyrical, dreamlike, all-consuming experience. It's a story within a story, interwoven with metaphor and symbolism. On the most mundane level, it's a story of monsters, of shapeshifters, a story of rape, of what happens after, o...
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4.0 The Devourers by Indra Das
T I T L E: The Devourers A U T H O R: Indra Das P U B L I S H E R:Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine/Del Rey P U B L I S H -- D A T E: July 12, 2016 I S B N: 9781101967515 Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of t...
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