Tokyo Cancelled Rana Dasgupta

Tokyo Cancelled

Author: Rana Dasgupta
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Book Title
Tokyo Cancelled
Author
Rana Dasgupta
ISBN
9780802170095
Thirteen passengers are stranded at an airport. Tokyo, their destination, is covered in snow and all flights are cancelled. To pass the night they form a huddle by the silent baggage carousels and tell one another stories. Thus begins Rana Dasgupta's Canterbury Tales for our times.In the spirit of Borges and Calvino, Dasgupta's writing combines an energetically modern landscape with a timeless, beguiling fairy-tale ethos, while bringing to life a cast of extraordinary individuals-some lost, some confused, some happy-in a world that remains ineffable, inexplicable, and wonderful.A Ukrainian merchant is led by a wingless bird back to a lost lover; Robert De Niro's son masters the transubstantiation of matter and turns it against his enemies; a man who manipulates other people's memories has to confront his own past; a Japanese entrepreneur risks losing everything in his obsession with a doll; a mute Turkish girl is left alone in the house of a German man who is mapping the world.Told by people on a journey, these are stories about lives in transit, stories that grow into an epic cycle about the hopes and dreams and disappointments that connect people everywhere.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Rana DasguptaPublisher: Grove Press, Black CatPublished: 03/31/2005ISBN: 9780802170095Pages: 400Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 8.31h x 5.50w x 1.06dReview Citations: Library Journal 04/01/2005 pg. 84Publishers Weekly 04/04/2005 pg. 43Ingram Advance 06/01/2005 pg. 78Booklist 05/15/2005 pg. 1634Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/15/2005 pg. 74Library Journal 01/01/2005Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2005 pg. 246
Thirteen passengers are stranded at an airport. Tokyo, their destination, is covered in snow and all flights are cancelled. To pass the night they form a huddle by the silent baggage carousels and tell one another stories. Thus begins Rana Dasgupta's Canterbury Tales for our times.
In the spirit of Borges and Calvino, Dasgupta's writing combines an energetically modern landscape with a timeless, beguiling fairy-tale ethos, while bringing to life a cast of extraordinary individuals-some lost, some confused, some happy-in a world that remains ineffable, inexplicable, and wonderful.
A Ukrainian merchant is led by a wingless bird back to a lost lover; Robert De Niro's son masters the transubstantiation of matter and turns it against his enemies; a man who manipulates other people's memories has to confront his own past; a Japanese entrepreneur risks losing everything in his obsession with a doll; a mute Turkish girl is left alone in the house of a German man who is mapping the world.
Told by people on a journey, these are stories about lives in transit, stories that grow into an epic cycle about the hopes and dreams and disappointments that connect people everywhere.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Rana Dasgupta
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Published: 03/31/2005
ISBN: 9780802170095
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.31h x 5.50w x 1.06d

Review Citations: Library Journal 04/01/2005 pg. 84
Publishers Weekly 04/04/2005 pg. 43
Ingram Advance 06/01/2005 pg. 78
Booklist 05/15/2005 pg. 1634
Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/15/2005 pg. 74
Library Journal 01/01/2005
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2005 pg. 246
Thirteen passengers are stranded at an airport. Tokyo, their destination, is covered in snow and all flights are cancelled. To pass the night they form a huddle by the silent baggage carousels and tell one another stories. Thus begins Rana Dasgupta's Canterbury Tales for our times.
In the spirit of Borges and Calvino, Dasgupta's writing combines an energetically modern landscape with a timeless, beguiling fairy-tale ethos, while bringing to life a cast of extraordinary individuals-some lost, some confused, some happy-in a world that remains ineffable, inexplicable, and wonderful.
A Ukrainian merchant is led by a wingless bird back to a lost lover; Robert De Niro's son masters the transubstantiation of matter and turns it against his enemies; a man who manipulates other people's memories has to confront his own past; a Japanese entrepreneur risks losing everything in his obsession with a doll; a mute Turkish girl is left alone in the house of a German man who is mapping the world.
Told by people on a journey, these are stories about lives in transit, stories that grow into an epic cycle about the hopes and dreams and disappointments that connect people everywhere.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Rana Dasgupta
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Published: 03/31/2005
ISBN: 9780802170095
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.31h x 5.50w x 1.06d

Review Citations: Library Journal 04/01/2005 pg. 84
Publishers Weekly 04/04/2005 pg. 43
Ingram Advance 06/01/2005 pg. 78
Booklist 05/15/2005 pg. 1634
Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/15/2005 pg. 74
Library Journal 01/01/2005
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2005 pg. 246