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Villainy

Release date: 5 February 2024
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Walkers in a Delhi neighbourhood park come upon a body on a midwinter morning—an unidentified bod... Read More

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Walkers in a Delhi neighbourhood park come upon a body on a midwinter morning—an unidentified body, unremarkable but for an extraordinary scar right between the eyes.

A delinquent teenager—who prefers, to the rest of living, an Ecstasy pill with a beer, and the interior of an expensive car with a gun in his pocket—leaves home one evening for a joyride in his father’s Mercedes.

In the nineteen years separating these episodes, five killings take place—and one nearfatal beating—none of which would have happened if a school bus hadn’t been in the wrong lane. Deals are struck between masters and servants, money changes hands, assurances are given and broken. The wheels of justice slowly turn, pause and turn again in surprising ways. Old alliances are tested and new ones are formed in prison cells, mortuaries and court rooms. And every life is a gamble, for no one is entirely innocent.

A meticulously crafted literary thriller, Villainy is a riveting story of crime and retribution, and a meditation on the randomness of evil, death and redemption. It will keep you spellbound till the end.

 

Product Details

Title: Villainy
Author: Upamanyu Chatterjee
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
SKU: BK0486664
EAN: 9789354479489
Number Of Pages: 336
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 5 February 2024

About Author

Upamanyu Chatterjee is the author of English, August: An Indian Story (1988), The Last Burden (1993), The Mammaries of the Welfare State (2000), Weight Loss (2006), Way to Go (2011), Fairy Tales at Fifty (2014), and Villainy (2022)—all novels; The Revenge of the Nonvegetarian (2018), a novella; and The Assassination of Indira Gandhi (2019) , a collection of long stories. In 2000, he won the Sahitya Akademi Award, and in 2008, he was awarded the Order of Officier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government for his contribution to literature.

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