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The Pleasure Seekers

The Pleasure Seekers

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)

"This is a captivating, delightful novel. I was totally engaged by Tishani Doshi's people and by their world, and the language often rises... to powerful metaphorical heights."
Salman Rushdie


It all started in August 1968 when Babo, with curly hair and jhill mill teeth, became the first member of the Patel family to leave Madras and fly on a plane all the way to London to further his education. His father should have known there would be trouble: on the morning of the departure he had his first and only dream, in which strange ghosts threw poison-tipped arrows and all his family was lost. But off Babo went, and now here he is, in a flat off the Finchley Road, untraditionally making love to a cream-skinned girl from Wales, Sian Jones, who he fell head over heels for as soon as he saw the twirl of red ribbon in her hair. Ba-ba-boom, ba-ba-boom, ba-ba-boom-boom-boom. Theirs is a mixed-up love in a topsy-turvy world, and their two families will never be the same again. Meet the Patel-Joneses: Babo, Sian, Mayuri and Bean, in their little house with orange and black gates next-door to the Punjab Women's Association. As the twentieth century creaks and croaks its way along - somewhere out there Jim Morrison commits suicide; Charles and Diana get hitched; Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her own bodyguards; cable TV arrives in India - these four navigate their way through the uncharted territory of a 'hybrid' family: the hustle and bustle of Babo's relatives, the faraway phone-line crackle of Sian's, the eternal wisdom and soft bosom of great-grandmother Ba, the perils of first love, lost innocence and old age, and the big question: what do you do with the space your loved ones leave behind? In this tender, lyrical and uplifting debut, Tishani Doshi, a prizewinning poet, effortlessly captures the quirks and calamities of one unusual clan in a story of identity, family, belonging and all-transcending love.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Pleasure Seekers
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
ISBN: 1-4448-0721-8 / 978-1-4448-0721-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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May 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: The Pleasure Seekers
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
ISBN: 0-7475-9092-3 / 978-0-7475-9092-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Pleasure Seekers
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
ISBN: 1-4088-0983-4 / 978-1-4088-0983-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Pleasure Seekers: A Novel
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
ISBN: 1-60819-277-6 / 978-1-60819-277-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Pleasure Seekers
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
ISBN: 1-4088-0064-0 / 978-1-4088-0064-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

March 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Pleasure Seekers
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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March 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Pleasure Seekers
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Pleasure Seekers
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Pleasure Seekers: A Novel
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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