New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
Next book >>
book cover of 

The Point of Return

The Point of Return

(2002)
A novel by

 
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.

 
Used availability for Siddhartha Deb's The Point of Return


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Point of Return
Author(s):
ISBN: 0-641-58725-2 / 978-0-641-58725-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   

July 2002 : UK Hardback
Title: Point of Return
Author(s): Deb Siddhartha
ISBN: 0-330-48923-2 / 978-0-330-48923-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2004 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Point of Return
Author(s): Siddhartha Deb
ISBN: 0-330-48922-4 / 978-0-330-48922-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: The Point of Return
Author(s): Siddhartha Deb
ISBN: 0-330-49356-6 / 978-0-330-49356-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



Search for