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Daaku

(2006)
The Gangster's Life
A novel by

 
 
In the violent and ruthless world of Indo-Canadian gangs, Ruby Pandher is on his way up. A self-described daaku (Punjabi for outlaw), Ruby learns young that might, in the form of his drunken father's fists, is right, and that money is easier to steal than earn. Ruby's small-time scams reveal a knack for leadership and after his first stint in youth detention, the big-timers start to notice his potential.

Soon, Ruby is doing collections for Indo-Canadian drug dealers. Now "known to police," Ruby is drawn into a gang war just as he's trying to beat the rap on weapons charges and theft -- while simultaneously organizing a jailhouse smuggling ring. On the cusp of adulthood, and surrounded by Punjabi terrorists, bikers and Indo-Canadian gangsters, Ruby is drawn like a moth to the glamour of power, money, and drugs.

A story of betrayal, cold-blooded murder and the rise and eventual fall of one gangster, Daaku is a bullet-riddled grand tour of Indo-Canadian gangland.

    

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October 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Daaku: The Gangster's Life
Author(s): Ranj Dhaliwal
ISBN: 1-55420-059-8 / 978-1-55420-059-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Star Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2006 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Daaku
Author(s): Ranj Dhaliwal
ISBN: 1-55420-027-X / 978-1-55420-027-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Star Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA