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Arjun Basu

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in Montreal, Canada



Carver, Ford, Conrad, Hempel

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March 2008

I write. I do other stuff. My first book, Squishy, was published in 2008 and my first novel, Waiting for the Man, was published in 2014. I also write 140 character short stories on Twitter (@arjunbasu). You can also find a Writer page on Facebook. My website is

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Waiting for the Man

3.13 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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4.32 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Tabulit is a new venture, a website that sells short stories and gives the majority of what it earns to the author. I've posted a short story there called Wild Horses. It's my attempt at noir. And it involves a shoe salesman, horse poop and a lot of punches. This is part one. Part two will be posted next week. Just go to

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Description: An excerpt of a short story from my upcoming collection, Squishy (DC Books)
Waiting for the Man (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: An excerpt from my novel in progress (typos, editing problems and all!)
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Funny, smart, sad, and funnier. How funny can normal be? Are you a loser if you know you're a loser? Is the loss of a limb humorous? How about two people with missing limbs dating? How about the loss of a job? Or a family? Or a threesome gone wrong o ...more
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I can see why Ridley Scott bought the movie rights. This is going to be a great movie.

As for a reading experience? It moves along. The tension is built right in to the plot (though the outcome is kind of given away by the structure). The main charac
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"THE DAMNED is out on the shelves! Hope you grab a copy and let me know what you think of it when you do. Meantime, here's a teaser trailer that's up at Legendary Picture's Facebook page, the company that's making the movie of THE DAMNED. Check it ..." Read more of this blog post »
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Very, very accomplished debut collection (full disclosure: I know Mireille). Crisp prose that explores a lot of emotional terrain without ever becoming maudlin or sentimental (except when sentimentality is the point). As in all collections, there are ...more
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Frater  Pharaoh /Chris McKenzie Thanks for the follow,Blessings to you and yours.

message 2: by Arjun (last edited Feb 25, 2009 08:44AM)

Arjun Excerpt from novel in progress on Joyland:

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Karen Thanks for befriending me!


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