Chats with the Dead

Chats with the Dead
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Publisher : Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Total Pages : 351
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ISBN-10 : 9789353057602
ISBN-13 : 9353057604
Rating : 4/5 (604 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Chats with the Dead by : Shehan Karunatilaka

Download or read book Chats with the Dead written by Shehan Karunatilaka and published by Penguin Random House India Private Limited. This book was released on 2020-02-10 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who is Malinda Albert Kabalana? How did he die? Renegade war photographer Maali Almeida has to solve his own murder. Does that sound fun? It would be if there wasn't so much bloody red-tape to get through. Oh and it's not as though anyone alive actually seems to miss him, and it certainly doesn't help that his girlfriend is related to his boyfriend. Worst of all, it's all those goddamn memories of war, constantly interrupted by the overly chatty dead folks breezing through the afterlife. Besides, he's so busy solving his ethical dilemmas that there's barely any time to solve a murder-even if it's his own. A compulsively readable dark comedy of life-death and everything in between-Chats with the Dead searingly exposes the plight of a country caught in the aftermath of civil war. Its deliciously compelling absurdity holds you in thrall right from the very first page up to its startling denouement, constantly upending its own premise with its staggering humanity. Shehan Karunatilaka has delivered a classic whodunit with a brilliant twist.

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