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The Konkans

The Konkans

(2008)
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Francisco D'Sai is a firstborn son of a firstborn son - all the way back to the beginning of a long line of proud Konkans. Known as the "Jews of India," the Konkans kneeled before the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's sword and before Saint Francis Xavier's cross, abandoned their Hindu traditions, and became Catholics. In 1973 Francisco's Konkan father, Lawrence, and American mother, Denise, move to Chicago, where Francisco is born. His father, who does his best to assimilate into American culture, drinks a lot and speaks little. But his mother, who served in the Peace Corps in India, and his uncle Sam (aka Samuel Erasmus D'Sai) are passionate raconteurs who do their best to preserve the family's Konkan heritage. Friends, allies, and eventually lovers, Sam and Denise feed Francisco's imagination with proud visions of India and Konkan history.

Filled with romance, comedy, and masterful storytelling, The Konkans leaves us surprised by what secrets history may hold for us if only we wonder enough to look.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Konkans
Author(s): Tony D'Souza
ISBN: 0-15-101519-8 / 978-0-15-101519-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Konkans
Author(s): Tony D'Souza
ISBN: 0-15-603493-X / 978-0-15-603493-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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February 2009 : UK Perfect Paperback
Title: The Konkans
Author(s): Tony D'Souza
ISBN: 1-84627-131-2 / 978-1-84627-131-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Konkans
Author(s): Tony D'Souza
ISBN: 1-84627-130-4 / 978-1-84627-130-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Konkans
Author(s): Tony D'Souza
Publisher: Mariner Books
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