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    DescriptionBombay's story is told through the lives, often desperately near the edge, of some of the people who live there. Hitmen, dancing girls, cops, movie stars, poets, beggars and politicians - Suketu looked at the city through their eyes. The complex texture of these extraordinary tales is threaded together by Suketu Mehta's own history of growing up in Bombay and returning to live there after a 21-year absence, and in looking through the eyes of his found the city within himself. Part memoir, part journalism, part travelogue, and written with the relentless observation and patience of a novelist, Maximum City is a brilliantly illuminating portrait of Bombay and its people - a book as vast, diverse, and rich in experience, incident, and sensation as the city itself.


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    Title
    Maximum City
    Subtitle
    Bombay Lost and Found
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suketu Mehta
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747259695
    ISBN 10: 0747259690
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    Libri: INDI2490
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Libri: BOMB2000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003040
    DC22: 915.47920452
    Thema V1.0: WTM
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    Headline Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    HEADLINE REVIEW
    Publication date
    05 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Suketu Mehta is a fiction writer and journalist based in New York. He has won the Whiting Writers Award, the O.Henry Prize, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Granta, Harper's Magazine, Time and Conde Nast Traveler. Mehta also co-wrote Mission Kashmir, a Bollywood movie.
    Review quote
    Pick of the Week - 'If there's been a more striking snapshot of the changing face of Asia, I've never read it. With energy, wit and endless reserves of empathy, Maximum City leaves you desperate to see Bombay for yourself...' Sunday Times '... it is Mehta's enthusiastic and intrepid self at the centre of his narrative that lends his account its appeal and memorable poetic charge.' Observer 'Mehta's extraordinary, and extraordinarily rich book, is both testimony and warning; a snapshot of a city full of vitality and hate.' The Telegraph 'Combining an insider's knowledge with a visitor's detachment, he prises open the rotten underbelly of the city to expose an unforgettable picture of depravity, greed sectarian strife and corruption. This is a stupendous book' Mail on Sunday