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Arjun Basu

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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

Average rating: 3.37 · 86 ratings · 18 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Waiting for the Man
3.13 of 5 stars 3.13 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: An excerpt of a short story from my upcoming collection, Squishy (DC Books)
Waiting for the Man (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 25, 2009 08:47AM
Description: An excerpt from my novel in progress (typos, editing problems and all!)
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"There's no other book like this one, there simply isn't. It's an important book for today's cultural obsession with self-fulfillment and success.

To be continued..."
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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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