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Tokyo Cancelled

(2005)
A novel by

 
 
Thirteen passengers are stranded at an airport. Tokyo, their destination, is covered in snow and all flights are cancelled. To pass the night they form a huddle by the silent baggage carousels and tell one another stories. Thus begins Rana Dasgupta's Canterbury Tales for our times.

In the spirit of Borges and Calvino, Dasgupta's writing combines an energetically modern landscape with a timeless, beguiling fairy-tale ethos, while bringing to life a cast of extraordinary individuals-some lost, some confused, some happy-in a world that remains ineffable, inexplicable, and wonderful.

A Ukrainian merchant is led by a wingless bird back to a lost lover; Robert De Niro's son masters the transubstantiation of matter and turns it against his enemies; a man who manipulates other people's memories has to confront his own past; a Japanese entrepreneur risks losing everything in his obsession with a doll; a mute Turkish girl is left alone in the house of a German man who is mapping the world.

Told by people on a journey, these are stories about lives in transit, stories that grow into an epic cycle about the hopes and dreams and disappointments that connect people everywhere.

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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tokyo Cancelled
Author(s): Rana Dasgupta
ISBN: 0-00-718212-0 / 978-0-00-718212-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Cancelled
Author(s): Rana Dasgupta
ISBN: 0-00-826896-7 / 978-0-00-826896-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Cancelled
Author(s): Rana Dasgupta
ISBN: 0-00-718213-9 / 978-0-00-718213-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Cancelled
Author(s): Rana Dasgupta
ISBN: 0-00-726302-3 / 978-0-00-726302-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Cancelled
Author(s): Rana Dasgupta
ISBN: 0-8021-7009-9 / 978-0-8021-7009-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Cat
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Cancelled
Author(s): Rana Dasgupta
ISBN: 0-00-719389-0 / 978-0-00-719389-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Kindle Editions

June 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tokyo Cancelled
Author(s): Rana Dasgupta
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tokyo Cancelled
Author(s): Rana Dasgupta
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
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