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Riot

(2001)
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Who killed twenty-four-year-old Priscilla Hart? And why would anyone want to murder this highly motivated, idealistic American student who had come to India to volunteer in women's health programs? Had her work make a killer out of an enraged husband? Or was her death the result of a xenophobic attack? Was she involved in an indiscriminate love affair that had spun out of control? Had a disgruntled, deeply jealous colleague been pushed to the edge? Or was she simply the innocent victim of a riot that had exploded in that fateful year of 1989 between Hindus and Muslims?

In his long-awaited new novel, Shashi Tharoor, the acclaimed author of The Great Indian Noveland Show Business,whom the Independent(London) called "one of the finest novelists writing in English today," once again triumphs. Experimenting masterfully with narrative form, he chronicles the mystery of Priscilla Hart's death through the often contradictory accounts of a dozen or more characters, all of whom relate their own versions of the events surrounding her killing. Like his two previous novels, Riotprobes and reveals the richness of India, and is at once about love, hate, cultural collision, the ownership of history, religious fanaticism, and the impossibility of knowing the truth.

In plot, style, and characterization, Shashi Tharoor's latest novel is a brilliant tour de force.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Riot: A Love Story
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-55970-605-8 / 978-1-55970-605-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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July 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Riot
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 0-670-04902-6 / 978-0-670-04902-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Riot : A Novel
Author(s): SHASHI THAROOR
ISBN: 0-14-342021-6 / 978-0-14-342021-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
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2013 : Paperback
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Title: Riot
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 9849027126 / 978-9849027126
Publisher: Daily Star Books
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Riot: A Love Story
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-61145-410-7 / 978-1-61145-410-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Riot: A Love Story
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-61145-216-3 / 978-1-61145-216-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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September 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Riot
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 0-14-303090-6 / 978-0-14-303090-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Riot: A Love Story
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-55970-645-7 / 978-1-55970-645-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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December 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Riot: A Love Story
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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