Low by Jeet Thayil

The book by Jeet Thayil hit the shelves on the 21st of January 2020 and is published by Faber and Faber.

Ullis went to the bathroom and carefully unfolded the business card and placed it on the sink. Then he rolled up a note and snorted the last of his wife’s ashes.

Following the death of his wife, Dominic Ullis escapes to Bombay in search of oblivion and a dangerous new drug, Meow Meow. So begins a glorious weekend of misadventure as he tours the teeming, kaleidoscopic city from its sleek eyries of high-capital to the piss-stained streets, encountering a cast with their own stories to tell, but none of whom Ullis – his faculties ever distorted – is quite sure he can trust

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About the author

Jeet Thayil is an Indian poet, novelist, librettist, and musician. He is best known as a poet and is the author of four collections: These Errors Are Correct, English, Apocalypso, and Gemini. His first novel, Narcopolis, won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was also shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and The Hindu Literary Prize.

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