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The Guru of Love - Upadhyay, Samrat
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1 Thin as a waif , she wore a faded kurta suruwal. She stood in the doorway of Ramchandra's bedroom, where he tutored his students. I am very weak in math, sir, she said as he gestured for her to sit next to him on a cushion on the floor. To ward off the chill, unusual for late September, she also wore the traditional khasto shawl. She had long eyelashes and a slim nose; fine fur dotted her upper lip. Her hair, glistening with oil, was pulled back in a prim style. Malati, she said, was her name, and she appeared slightly older, past her teens, than the students he normally tutored. I charge five hundred rupees a month, he said. Three sessions a week, one hour each. A shadow came over her face. Can't you afford that? Ramchandra drew the electric heater close to him, even though he had a blanket wrapped around him and was wearing the thick socks that Goma had sewed for him. The walls of this old house, where Ramchandra rented his flat, were thin, and on a chilly day like this, harbinger of the cold that would soon envelop the city, the entire house became almost unbearable. One of the coils of the heater had come loose, and it protruded dangerously, still glowing red. He'd have to fix it soon, before the children burned themselves on it, before the coming months of winter, when even the fish feel cold, as Ramchandra's mother used to say. I come from a poor family, she said. Ramchandra glanced out the small window. From his seated position, he could see the electric and telephone wires zigzagging outside his window. A kite swooped in the tiny blue patch of sky. Dashain festival was here, which meant more expenses. His tutees had often cited their poverty, even those who came from well-to-do families, as their reason for defaulting on their payments. Well, he wasn't rolling in money either. He and Goma and the children were living on the top floor of this old house, with its rickety stairs and cracked ceilings, its cramped, dank rooms that never got enough sunlight, this house controlled by a landlord who came rapping on the door if the rent wasn't paid on time, where deafening traffic from the street penetrated the thin walls, shook the rooms, and made reasonable thinking impossible. For years he'd been harboring the dream of buying some land and building a house in the city, if only to silence his in-laws. For the past three years, he and Goma had been putting away five hundred rupees a month. Or at least trying to; some months, especially during the festivals, not only could they not save, but they had to dip into their savings, which troubled Ramchandra constantly. This way we'll never build a house, he'd said to Goma dejectedly the other day after he'd checked his bankbook and discovered that the balance was not even a lakh rupee. A few months ago, he'd even looked at some plots of land, but most of them had been exorbitantly priced. There was one plot, near Dillibazaar, that was ni Fiction Fiction eBook, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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[EAN: 9780618382682], Fine, [PU: Houghton Mifflin Company; Mariner Books, Boston and New York], 290 pp.; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. First paperback edition. "Writing of Samrat Upadhyay's debut story collection, critics raved: 'like a Buddhist Chekhov.speak[s] to common truths.startlingly good' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'subtle and spiritually complex' (New York Times). Upadhyay's first novel showcases his finest writing and his signature themes. The Guru of Love is a moving and important story -- important for what it illuminates about the human need to love as well as lust, and for the light it shines on the political situation in Nepal and elsewhere. Ramchandra is a math teacher earning a low wage and living in a small apartment with his wife and two children. Moonlighting as a tutor, he engages in an illicit affair with one of his tutees, Malati, a beautiful, impoverished young woman who is also a new mother. She provides for him what his wife, who comes from a privileged background, does not: desire, mystery, and a simpler life. Complicating matters are various political concerns and a small city bursting with the conflicts of modernization, a static government, and a changing population. Just as the city must contain its growing needs, so must Ramchandra learn to accommodate both tradition and his very modern desires. Absolutely absorbing yet deceptively simple, this novel cements Upadhyay's emerging status as one of our most exciting new writers. / SAMRAT UPADHYAY is the author of Arresting God in Kathmandu, which earned him a Whiting Award, and The Guru of Love, which was a New York Times Notable Book, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize, and a Book Sense 76 pick. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and teaches creative writing and literature at Indiana University." - Publisher. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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The Guru of Love

"The Guru of Love" is the engrossing story of a fevered love triangle set in contemporary Nepal. From the acclaimed author of the story collection "Arresting God in Kathmandu," Upadhyay's first novel introduces readers to Ramchandra, an adulterous husband and father whose double lives disastrously converge.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780618382682
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0618382682
Paperback
Publishing year: 2004
Publisher: Mariner Books
290 Pages
Weight: 0,449 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780618382682

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0-618-38268-2, 978-0-618-38268-2


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