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MY LIFE IN FULL
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Shantaram
Gregory David Roberts

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Apr 04, 2013
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 944
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349138978
Price : 725

About the book

A 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

 

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Gregory David Roberts is the author of Shantaram, The Mountain Shadow and The Spiritual Path. For more, please visit www.gregorydavidroberts.com.
Books by Gregory David Roberts
Shantaram (PB)
The Mountain Shadow (HB)
The Mountain Shadow (PB)
The Spiritual Path (PB)