Sacred Games
Fiction

Sacred Games

Overview

WINNER OF THE HUTCH CROSSWORD BOOK AWARD 2006 FOR BEST WORK IN ENGLISH FICTION Seven years in the making, Sacred Games is an epic of exceptional richness and power. Vikram Chandra's novel draws the reader deep into the life of Inspector Sartaj Singh, and into the criminal underworld of Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted gangster in India. This is a sprawling, magnificent story of friendship and betrayal, of terrible violence, of an astonishing modern city and its dark side. Drawing on the best of Victorian fiction, mystery novels, Bollywood movies and Chandra's years of first-hand research on the streets of Mumbai, Sacred Games reads like a potboiling page-turner but resonates with the intelligence and emotional depth of the best of literature.

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968 Pages | ISBN13 9780143063605
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Vikram Chandra
Vikram Chandra
Vikram Chandra's first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book and the David Higham Prize. His collection of short stories, Love and Longing in Bombay, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Eurasia Region). Sacred Games was awarded the Hutch Crossword Award for English Fiction and the Salon Book Award. His latest book is Mirrored Mind: My Life in Letters and Code, a non-fiction New York Times Editor's Choice selection. Chandra is a recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship, and his work has been translated into nineteen languages.
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