Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
A rich and hallucinatory novel, set around a Bombay opium den, that follows a fascinating cast of flawed characters as the city transforms itself over three decades.

Wait now, light me up so we do this right, yes, hold me steady to the lamp, hold it, hold, good, a slow pull to start with, to draw the smoke low into the lungs, yes, oh my... Shuklaji Street, in Old Bombay. In Rashid's opium room the air is thick with voices and ghosts: Hindu, Muslim, Christian. A young woman holds a long-stemmed pipe over a flame, her hair falling across her eyes. Men sprawl and mutter in the gloom. Here, they say you introduce only your worst enemy to opium. There is an underworld whisper of a new terror: the Pathar Maar, the stone killer, whose victims are the nameless, invisible poor. In the broken city, there are too many to count. Stretching across three decades, with an interlude in Mao's China, it portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, it is a journey into a sprawling underworld written in electric and utterly original prose.


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Praise for this book

"Jeet Thayil's Bombay is a city dreaming troubled dreams, and NARCOPOLIS will change the way you imagine it." - Hari Kunzru

"Completely fascinating and told with a feverish and furious necessity." - Alan Warner


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Hardback Editions

April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Narcopolis: A Novel
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
ISBN: 1-59420-330-X / 978-1-59420-330-5 (USA edition)
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December 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Narcopolis
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Narcopolis
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ISBN: 0-571-27578-8 / 978-0-571-27578-6 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Narcopolis
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ISBN: 0-14-312303-3 / 978-0-14-312303-3 (UK edition)
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Narcopolis
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ISBN: 0-571-27576-1 / 978-0-571-27576-2 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

January 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Narcopolis (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
ISBN: 1-4712-9516-8 / 978-1-4712-9516-4 (UK edition)
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January 2013 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Narcopolis
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
ISBN: 1-4676-5110-9 / 978-1-4676-5110-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio Pa
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Narcopolis
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
ISBN: 1-4526-1036-3 / 978-1-4526-1036-8 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Narcopolis
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
ISBN: 1-4526-4036-X / 978-1-4526-4036-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Narcopolis
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
ISBN: 1-4526-6036-0 / 978-1-4526-6036-3 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : USA Audio edition
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October 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Narcopolis
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October 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Narcopolis
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Narcopolis
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Narcopolis
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Narcopolis: A Novel
Author(s): Jeet Thayil
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2012 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Narcopolis
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Publisher: Faber & Faber
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