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The Cauliflower

(2016)
A novel by

 
"Maddening, funny, playful and beautiful... Barker has once again invigorated an old form -- the historical biographical novel -- through electric wit and sheer bedazzlement."
--The Washington Post

To the world, he is Sri Ramakrishna--godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, beloved guru. To Rani Rashmoni, she of low caste and large inheritance, he is the brahmin fated to defy tradition. But to Hriday, his nephew and longtime caretaker, he is just Uncle--maddening, bewildering Uncle, prone to entering trances at the most inconvenient of times, known to sneak out to the forest at midnight to perform dangerous acts of self-effacement, who must be vigilantly safeguarded not only against jealous enemies and devotees with ulterior motives, but also against that most treasured yet insidious of sulfur-rich vegetables: the cauliflower.

Rather than puzzling the shards of history and legend together, Barker shatters the mirror again and rearranges the pieces. The result is a biographical novel viewed through a kaleidoscope. Dazzlingly inventive and brilliantly comic, irreverent and mischievous, The Cauliflower delivers us into the divine playfulness of a twenty-first-century literary master.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Cauliflower: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-62779-719-X / 978-1-62779-719-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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April 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: The Cauliflower
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-78515-066-9 / 978-1-78515-066-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Cauliflower: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-250-13223-1 / 978-1-250-13223-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: The Cauliflower
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-09-951052-9 / 978-0-09-951052-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Cauliflower
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-78515-065-0 / 978-1-78515-065-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Cauliflower
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-5047-2889-0 / 978-1-5047-2889-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Cauliflower
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-5047-2890-4 / 978-1-5047-2890-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Cauliflower
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-5047-2891-2 / 978-1-5047-2891-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Cauliflower
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Cauliflower: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Cauliflower
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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