The Radiance of Ashes

The Radiance of Ashes

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Jingo is something of a drifter who lives on money from his parents, part-time employment as a market researcher, and fantasies of being a writer. After a moment of rash bravery -- standing up to a bully of a policeman -- he finds himself forced to lie low for a while. Hiding out in the underbelly of the city slums and escaping into memories of the past, Jingo recalls his cosseted childhood as the apple of his mother's eye and -- sometimes -- the bane of his father's existence; the loss of his older brother (who died before Jingo was born); his days at school and college; his long-standing and destructive relationship with Cris, a middle-class East Indian girl, and the woman he once thought the love of his life. But as past and present collide, Jingo is forced to consider his life so far, and realises he must decide what he wants before it is too late.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • United Kingdom
  • 0330542494
  • 9780330542494

About Cyrus Mistry

Cyrus Mistry published his first short story in 1976. Since then, he has written various plays, short film scripts and several documentaries. He has also worked as a journalist, and joined the Indian Express as sub-editor in the early 1980s. He lives in Kodaikanal in South India. This is his first novel.show more