A Dead Hand

A Dead Hand

A Crime in Calcutta

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
Paul Theroux returns to India with a stylish and gripping novel of crime and obsession in Calcutta.

In A Dead Hand, Paul Theroux brings to dramatic life a dark and twisted narrative of obsession and need. When Jerry Delfont, a travel writer with writer’s block, receives a letter from a captivating and seductive American philanthropist with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son’s, he is sufficiently intrigued to pursue the story. Who is the boy found on the floor of a cheap hotel room, how and why did he die — what is it that pulls Delfont into this story, and will he ever find the truth about what happened?

Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2009
ISBN: 9780771085376
Branch Call Number: FIC THE
Characteristics: 264 p. ;,22 cm.

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