• Shantaram See large image

    Shantaram (Abacus) (Paperback) By (author) Gregory David Roberts

    04

    $16.37 - Save $1.38 (7%) - RRP $17.75 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Also available in...
    Hardback $28.97

    DescriptionA novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. 'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan ...Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower ...At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Shantaram

    Title
    Shantaram
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory David Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 944
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 660 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349117546
    ISBN 10: 0349117543
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    DC22: 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AUST1210, BOMB2000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    01 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gregory David Roberts was born in Melbourne in 1952. After surviving the events dealt with in Shantaram, he was captured in Germany in 1990 and eventually extradited to Australia. On completing his prison sentence, he established a small multi-media company and is now a full-time writer. He is currently working on The Mountain Shadow, a sequel to Shantaram, being the continuing adventures of Lin, Karla and all the other characters still standing at the end of Shantaram, and with a host of new characters and locations in Europe and West Asia.
    Review quote
    A literary masterpiece ... at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny ... it has the grit and pace of a thriller DAILY TELEGRAPH Powerful and original ... a remarkable achievement SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Extraordinarily vivid ... a gigantic, jaw-dropping, grittily authentic saga DAILY MAIL A publishing phenomenon SUNDAY TIMES