Gun Island By Amitav Ghosh
Gun Island: A Novel is a fiction novel e-book by Amitav Ghosh, printed in 2019.
Bundook. Gun. A standard phrase, however one which turns Deen Datta’s world the wrong way up. A seller of uncommon books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, however as his once-solid beliefs start to shift, he’s compelled to set out on a unprecedented journey; one which takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice through a tangled route via the reminiscences and experiences of these he meets alongside the best way. There may be Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who units his journey in movement; Tipu, an entrepreneurial younger man who opens Deen’s eyes to the realities of rising up in immediately’s world; Rafi, along with his determined try to assist somebody in want; and Cinta, an previous good friend who offers the lacking hyperlink within the story they’re all part of. It’s a journey which can upend every little thing he thought he knew about himself, concerning the Bengali legends of his childhood and concerning the world round him.
Gun Island is a superbly realised novel which effortlessly spans house and time. It’s the story of a world on the brink, of accelerating displacement and unstoppable transition. However it’s also a narrative of hope, of a person whose religion on this planet and the longer term is restored by two outstanding girls.