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Ravan & Eddie

(A book in the Ravan and Eddie series)
A novel by

Ravan and Eddie are the unlikeliest of companions. For one thing, Ravan is Hindu, while Eddie is Catholic. For another, when Ravan was a baby and fell from a balcony, that fall had a dramatic, and very literal, impact on Eddie's family. But Ravan and Eddie both live in Central Works Department Chawl No. 17 - and if you grow up in the crowded Mumbai chawls, you get to participate in your neighbors' lives, whether you like it or not.

As we watch the two unlikely heroes of Kiran Nagarkar's acclaimed novel rocket out of the starting blocks of their lives, leaving earth-mothers and absentee fathers, cataclysms and rock 'n' roll in their wake, we're compelled to sit up and take notice.

Recently selected by The Guardian as one of the ten best novels about Mumbai, Ravan and Eddie is a comic masterpiece about two larger- and truer-than-life characters and their bawdy, Rabelaisian adventures in postcolonial India. It is also a timeless journey of self-discovery, a quest for the meaning of guilt and responsibility, sin and sex, crime and punishment.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Kiran Nagarkar's Ravan & Eddie

Hardback Editions

January 1995 : USA Hardback

Title: Ravan & Eddie
Author(s): Kiran Nagarkar
ISBN: 0-670-86180-4 / 978-0-670-86180-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

2014 : Paperback

Title: Ravan and Eddie [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2015] NA
Author(s): Nagarkar Kiran
ISBN: 9351774120 / 978-9351774129
Publisher: Harper
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October 2012 : Paperback

Title: Ravan & Eddie
Author(s): Kiran Nagarkar
ISBN: 9350293250 / 978-9350293256
Publisher: HarperCollins
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2000 : UK Paperback

Title: Ravan and Eddie
Author(s): K Nagarkar
ISBN: 0-14-024727-0 / 978-0-14-024727-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Ravan and Eddie
Author(s): Kiran Nagarkar
Publisher: NYRB LIT
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