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Fairy Tales at Fifty

Fairy Tales at Fifty

(2014)
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Nirip on the cusp of fifty is not happy with his life. His father is an ogre and his mother a witch. He is not happy with that either. His sort of half-sister is a sort of half-man. A really close relative turns out to be a serial killer. He is not happy sleeping with his chauffeur's wife. Neither is she. Then, for his amusement, his father arranges a cricket match between rival dacoit teams in which some of the players are shot dead. Who could be happy in such circumstances?

Days before his fiftieth birthday, with Nirip still wondering whether he should go ahead and have himself kidnapped so that he can make some money, he discovers, most unexpectedly, that he is not the biological child of his parents.

Witty, macabre, sad, cruel, unforgivingly insightful, Fairy Tales at Fifty is part adventure tale, part nightmare, part acid trip---and throughout a triumph of fiction.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : Hardback
Title: Fairy Tales at Fifty
Author(s): Upamanyu Chatterjee
ISBN: 9351363139 / 978-9351363132
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : Paperback
Title: Fairy Tales at Fifty
Author(s): Upamanyu Chatterjee
ISBN: 9351774112 / 978-9351774112
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : Paperback
Title: Fairy Tales at Fifty
Author(s): Upamanyu Chatterjee
ISBN: 9351363120 / 978-9351363125
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Fairy Tales at Fifty
Author(s): Upamanyu Chatterjee
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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