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Necropolis
Author: Avtar Singh

ISBN: 9781617753800
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 September 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.4 x 2.0
Description:
Necropolis follows Sajan Dayal, a detective in pursuit of a serial (though nonlethal) collector of fingers. He encounters would-be vampires and werewolves, and a woman named Razia who may or may not be centuries old. Guided by Singh's gorgeous and masterful writing, the novel peels back layers of a city in thrall to its past, hostage to its present, and bitterly divided as to its future. Delhi went from being an imperial capital to provincial backwater in a few centuries: the journey back to exploding commercial metropolis has been compressed into a few decades.

Combining elements of crime, fantasy, and noir, Necropolis tackles the questions of origin, ownership, and class that such a revolution inevitably raises. The world of Delhi, the sweep of its history its grandeur, grimness, and criminality all of it comes alive in Necropolis.

About the Author

Avtar Singh is the author of "The Beauty of These Present Things." He has worked as a magazine editor in Mumbai and Delhi. He lives in Delhi with his wife, son, and singing dog.

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