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The Better Man

(1999)
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In Anita Nair's warm and imaginative first novel, middle-aged bachelor Mukundan returns to his native Indian village and is haunted by the past. Determined to conquer old ghosts, Mukundan decides to restore his childhood home and hires One-Screw-Loose Bhasi, an outcast painter, to oversee the renovations. A practitioner of a unique style of healing, Bhasi sets about mending his troubled friend, but the durability of Mukundan's transformation into a better man is soon called in to question.

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Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Better Man: A Novel
Author(s): Anita Nair
ISBN: 0-312-25311-7 / 978-0-312-25311-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

July 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Better Man: A Novel
Author(s): Anita Nair
ISBN: 0-312-25376-1 / 978-0-312-25376-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Better Man, the
Author(s): Anita Nair
ISBN: 0-14-029320-5 / 978-0-14-029320-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Better Man
Author(s): Anita Nair
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Better Man: A Novel
Author(s): Anita Nair
Publisher: Picador
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