DESERTION : By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

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  • Author : Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Imprint Bloomsbury
  • Paperbacks
  • Binding Paperback
  • Publication Date 01-05-2006
  • Price ₹499.00
  • ISBN 9780747578956
  • Length 272 pp

Early one morning in 1899, in a small town along the coast from Mombasa, Hassanali
sets out for the mosque. But he never gets there, for out of the desert stumbles an
ashen and exhausted Englishman who collapses at his feet. That man is Martin Pearce
- writer, traveller and something of an Orientalist. After Pearce has recuperated, he visits Hassanali to thank him for his rescue and meets Hassanali's sister Rehana; he is
immediately captivated. In this crumbling town on the edge of civilised life, with the
empire on the brink of a new century, a passionate love affair begins that brings two
cultures together and which will reverberate through three generations and across

Author Biography
Abdulrazak Gurnah is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021. He is the authorof ten novels: Memory of Departure, Pilgrims Way, Dottie, Paradise (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award), Admiring Silence, By the Sea (longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award), Desertion (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize) The Last Gift, Gravel Heart, and Afterlives, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Fiction 2021 and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize. He was Professor of English at the University of Kent, and was a Man Booker Prize judge in 2016. He lives in Canterbury.

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