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Average rating: 3.54 · 28 ratings · 11 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Living on the Market
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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The Tailor's Daughter
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2007
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Love Triangle a novel in te...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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The Priest and His Karma
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009
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A Madhouse in Goa and nine ...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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The Concubine and Selected ...
2.67 of 5 stars 2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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Images of the USA
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2009
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Images of Goa
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011
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The lands of Sicily
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2008
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The Tailor's Daughter (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM
Description: A novel about a young Goan woman from Nairobi, Kenya and her dream about breaking out of her caste situation through love and marriage
Living on the Market (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM
Description: A novel about a suppy/substitute teacher in Toronto who tries to support his family by playing the stock market

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Sir Vidia's Shadow by Paul Theroux
" Nice review, Shane. I had bought and read the book in 1998 as I was then greatly impressed with Theroux's travel writing, including the Great Railway ...more "
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Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
"This is a rather dated study of the novel that Forster delivered in a series of lectures at the Cambridge Arts Theatre in 1927, but some elements are still of interest.

Forster limits his study to about a dozen novels and their authors: The Brothe..." Read more of this review »
Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
" I read Aspects of the Novel in college 50 years ago in Bombay as part of my readings in literary criticism. It is essential reading for a fiction writ ...more "
Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories by Philip Roth
" It was the practice of exposing one's dirty linen in the public, including his novel Portnoy's Complaint (1968)that brought celebrity to Roth, the Jew ...more "
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The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
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Brazil by John Updike
" Sounds like you really enjoyed this book, Shane. I'd read it many years ago and picked up a lot of tips on describing sex. This novel would not be as ...more "
Love Triangle a novel in terza rima and 160 sonnets by Ben Antao
"Ben Antao takes a departure from his usual fiction, memoir and travelogue to render all three forms in verse in this entertaining combination of “Dante meets Shakespeare.”

The first part of the book is an adaptation of Antao’s earlier novel, Penanc..." Read more of this review »
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The Love Triangle a novel in terza rima and 160 sonnets written by Ben Antao is a novel adopted from Dante’s literary style. This novel is skillfully crafted and is a gripping storyline filled with emotional turmoil which keeps the reader in suspense
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Paradise Revisited by Shane Joseph
Paradise Revisited
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Writers are often advised to write what they know in the belief that their lived experiences when transformed into art will become literature to be read and enjoyed by today’s and future generations of readers. On the whole, this is good advice for a ...more
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“The strident chimes of prayer bells from the distant temple resonated in the night air with ritual insistence, and nudged Kamala from her repose. What had once sounded to her like a sharp and persistent call to prayer now, with ceaseless repetition, mellowed to become plaintive and wistful, like one's favourite recording playing in the background to the syncopated percussion of lovemaking. (From the novel Blood & Nemesis by Ben Antao).”
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“The strident chimes of prayer bells from the distant temple resonated in the night air with ritual insistence, and nudged Kamala from her repose. What had once sounded to her like a sharp and persistent call to prayer now, with ceaseless repetition, mellowed to become plaintive and wistful, like one's favourite recording playing in the background to the syncopated percussion of lovemaking. (From the novel Blood & Nemesis by Ben Antao).”
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