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Gun Island

(2019)
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Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta's world upside down.

A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen's eyes to the realities of growing up in today's world; Rafi, with his desperate attempt to help someone in need; and Cinta, an old friend who provides the missing link in the story they are all a part of. It is a journey which will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood and about the world around him.

Gun Island is a beautifully realised novel which effortlessly spans space and time. It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gun Island
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ISBN: 0-7352-3944-4 / 978-0-7352-3944-9 (USA edition)
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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gun Island: A Novel
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-374-16739-7 / 978-0-374-16739-4 (USA edition)
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June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4736-8665-2 / 978-1-4736-8665-6 (UK edition)
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April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4736-8668-7 / 978-1-4736-8668-7 (UK edition)
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4736-8667-9 / 978-1-4736-8667-0 (UK edition)
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December 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-09-406882-9 / 978-1-09-406882-4
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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December 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-09-406883-7 / 978-1-09-406883-1
Publisher: BLACKSTONE PUB
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gun Island: A Novel
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Gun Island: A Novel
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gun Island
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU