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Banker by day, and denizen of Los Angeles' clubs by night, the protagonistof Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla's first novel is navigating between more than just aday job and an active social life. In Ode to Lata, Ali has left behind atempestuous childhood in postcolonial Kenya, the overprotective mother whoraised him on a steady diet of Hindi cinema, an emotionally abusive bisexuallover, and confused memories of his father's violent death at the hands ofhis mistress. Now his mother's Banker by day, and denizen of Los Angeles' clubs by night, the protagonistof Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla's first novel is navigating between more than just aday job and an active social life. In Ode to Lata, Ali has left behind atempestuous childhood in postcolonial Kenya, the overprotective mother whoraised him on a steady diet of Hindi cinema, an emotionally abusive bisexuallover, and confused memories of his father's violent death at the hands ofhis mistress. Now his mother's messages ramble on his answering machinewhen he wants no one but his one obsession, Richard to call. Passionate and unflinchingly honest in its narrative, Ode to Lata scavengesthe depths of one man's misguided search for love in a world ofemotionally-void encounters and tangled memories. All the while, Alis'story is intertwined with the unraveling of his parents' own doomedrelationship and the film music of Bollywood's eminent singer LataMangeshkar (Diva of Indian film music and the namesake of the book'stitle). And it is this hopelessly romantic music that scores theirtormented lives and goads them to pursue love through chaos and ecstasy. Books, Fiction~~General, Ode-to-Lata~~Ghalib-Shiraz-Dhalla, , , , , , , , , , Hungry City Guides

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Ode to Lata
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Ode to Lata

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781893329133
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1893329135
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2002
Publisher: Hungry City Guides

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