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The Elephanta Suite

(2007)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A master of the travel narrative gives us three intertwined novellas of Westerners transformed by their sojourns in India.

This startling and satisfying book captures the tumult, ambition, hardship, and serenity that mark today's India. Paul Theroux's characters risk venturing far beyond the subcontinent's well-worn paths to discover woe or truth or peace. A middle-aged couple on vacation veers heedlessly from idyll to chaos. A buttoned-up Boston lawyer finds succour in Mumbai's reeking slums. And a young woman befriends an elephant in Bangalore.

In these pages, we also meet Indian characters as singular as they are indicative of the country's subtle ironies: an executive who yearns to become a holy beggar, an earnest young striver whose personality is rewired by acquiring an American accent, a miracle-working guru, and more.

As ever, Theroux's portraits of people and places explode stereotypes to exhilarating effect. The Elephanta Suite urges us toward a fresh, compelling, and often inspiring notion of what India is, and what it can do to those who try to lose — or find — themselves there.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2007 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-7710-8521-4 / 978-0-7710-8521-5 (Canada edition)
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Elephanta Suite: Three Novellas
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-618-94332-3 / 978-0-618-94332-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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September 2007 : Hardback
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Title: The Elephanta Suite: Three Novellas
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August 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-14366-7 / 978-0-241-14366-7 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback

Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-14-104967-7 / 978-0-14-104967-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-547-08602-4 / 978-0-547-08602-6 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-14-102958-7 / 978-0-14-102958-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
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ISBN: 0-14-103697-4 / 978-0-14-103697-7 (UK edition)
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June 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-7710-8534-6 / 978-0-7710-8534-5 (Canada edition)
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-14405-1 / 978-0-241-14405-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
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August 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
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August 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
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April 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 1-4074-2286-3 / 978-1-4074-2286-2 (UK edition)
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November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
Author(s): Paul Theroux
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April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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September 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Elephanta Suite
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