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      September 13, 2019

      Friday   7:00 PM

      5015 Connecticut Ave NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20008

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      Amitav Ghosh - Gun Island

      Ghosh is best known for his Ibis trilogySea of Poppies, River of Smoke, and Flood of Fire—which marshalled a panoramic cast of characters to recount the colonial history of the East. His new novel blends past and present with folklore, following Deen Datta, an Indian-American rare book dealer, as he embarks on an unexpected quest. Tracing the origins of a tale involving the goddess of snakes and a Bengali folk hero known as the Gun Merchant, Deet—aided by Piya, the marine biologist from Ghosh's The Hungry Tide—travels from Bengal to Venice to Los Angeles, encountering the ravages of extreme weather and the climate refugees struggling to make new lives elsewhere.

      Categories: Literary & Books | Politics & Activism

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