Rain Taxi presents the award-winning author of the best-selling Ibis Trilogy, Amitav Ghosh to the Twin Cities on Thursday,September 26, 2019, 7:30pm, at Grace-Trinity Community Church (1430 West 28th St, Minneapolis). Ghosh presents his new novel, Gun Island, a globetrotting, folklore adventure novel about family and heritage. This event is free and open to the public!
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Attendees can visit our event page (http://www.raintaxi.com/amitav-ghosh/) to RSVP and be entered into a prize raffle at the event, as well as pre-purchase a signed copy of Gun Island, which includes a reserved seat.
About Gun Island
On a visit to his birthplace, Kolkata, a Brooklyn-based dealer in rare books finds his life becoming entangled with an ancient legend about the goddess of snakes, Manasa Devi. While visiting a temple, deep within the vast mangrove forests of Bengal, he has a disturbing encounter with the most feared, and revered, of Indian snakes, a King Cobra. This is followed by a series of increasingly uncanny episodes that seem to dissolve the borders of the human and non-human.
Peopled with a diverse cast of characters, and set in places that range from the Sundarbans to Los Angeles and Venice, Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island is a beautifully realized novel that effortlessly spans space and time. It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.