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The Temple-Goers

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
A young man returns home to Delhi after several years abroad and resumes his place among the city's cosmopolitan elite - a world of fashion designers, media moguls and the idle rich. But everything around him has changed - new roads, new restaurants, new money, new crime - everything, that is, except for the people, who are the same, only maybe slightly worse. Then he meets Aakash, a charismatic and unpredictable young man on the make, who introduces him to the squalid underside of this sprawling city. Together they get drunk and work out, visit temples and a prostitute, and our narrator finds himself disturbingly attracted to Aakash's world. But when Aakash is arrested for murder, the two of them are suddenly swept up in a politically sensitive investigation that exposes the true corruption at the heart of this new and ruthless society. In a voice that is both cruel and tender, "The Temple-goers" brings to life the dazzling story of a city quietly burning with rage.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2010 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Templegoers Ind
Author(s): Taseer Aatish
ISBN: 0-330-51408-3 / 978-0-330-51408-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Hardbacks
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : Paperback
thumbTitle: The Temple-Goers
Author(s): Aatish Taseer
ISBN: 9350295628 / 978-9350295625
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Templegoers
Author(s): Aatish Taseer
ISBN: 0-330-51409-1 / 978-0-330-51409-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Temple-goers
Author(s): Aatish Taseer
ISBN: 0-14-104569-8 / 978-0-14-104569-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Temple-goers,The
Author(s): Aatish Taseer
ISBN: 0-670-91850-4 / 978-0-670-91850-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Temple-goers
Author(s): Aatish Taseer
Publisher: Penguin
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