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The Point of Return

(2002)
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Set in the remote northeastern hills of India, the story revolves around the father-son relationship of a willful curious boy, Babu, and Doctor Dam, an enigmatic product of British colonial rule and Nehruvian nationalism. Told in reverse chronological order, the novel examines an India where the ideals that brought freedom from colonial rule are beginning to crack under the pressure of new rebellions and conflicts. For Dr. Dam and Babu this has meant living as strangers in the same home, puzzled and resentful, tied only by blood. As the father grows weary and old and the son tries to understand him, clashes between ethnic groups in their small town show them to be strangers to their country as well. Before long Babu finds himself embarking on a great journey, an odyssey through the memories of his father, his family, and his nation.

The Point of Return poignantly explores the precarious balance of familial relationships built around secrets and the intrusions of political conflicts outside the control of individuals. From start to finish it is a powerful, moving, and unforgettable story.

    

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Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Point of Return: a novel
Author(s): Siddhartha Deb
ISBN: 0-06-050151-0 / 978-0-06-050151-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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2003 : USA Hardback

Title: The Point of Return
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ISBN: 0-641-58725-2 / 978-0-641-58725-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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July 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Point of Return
Author(s): Deb Siddhartha
ISBN: 0-330-48923-2 / 978-0-330-48923-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

March 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Point of Return: A Novel
Author(s): Siddhartha Deb
ISBN: 0-06-050153-7 / 978-0-06-050153-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Point of Return
Author(s): Siddhartha Deb
ISBN: 0-330-48922-4 / 978-0-330-48922-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Point of Return
Author(s): Siddhartha Deb
ISBN: 0-330-49356-6 / 978-0-330-49356-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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