River of Gods
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
A Suitable Boy meets The Matrix in a big Indian novel of the future, 2047. As this massive country begins celebrating its 100th birthday, on the verge of war and waiting for the monsoon, ten diverse characters begin the journey that will decide the fate of their civilization. A gripping, beautifully imagined epic. Huge in scope, very impressive.
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River of Gods by Ian Mcdonald
August 15th, 2047. Happy Hundredth Birthday, India...On the eve of Mother India's hundredth birthday, ten people are doing ten very different things. In the next few weeks, all these people will be swept together to decide the fate of the nation. From gangsters to government advisors, from superstitious street-boys to scientists to computer-generated soap stars, River of Gods shows a civilization in flux - a river of gods
Brimming with colourful writing, poetic imagination and outrageous events recounted in a persuasively matter-of-fact manner' Daily Mail
'A staggering achievement, brilliantly imagined and endlessly surprising' Guardian
'RIVER OF GODS is a big, ambitious novel envisioning India's high-tech future which combines intelligent cynicism about the political realm with an idealism about ordinary people which avoids heroics' Time Out
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Publication date4th April 2005
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PublisherSimon & Schuster (trade Division)
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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