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The book of chocolate saints / Jeet Thayil.

By: Thayil, Jeet, 1959-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Aleph, 2017Copyright date: ℗♭2017Description: 501 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789386021038 (hbk.).Subject(s): Poets -- Fiction | Artists -- Fiction | Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction | New Delhi (India) -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 THA Summary: Francis Newton Xavier has lived a life of excess in pursuit of an uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems, which embody a flamboyant and decadent jeu d'esprit, are to be celebrated at a final show, and party, in New Delhi. Approaching late middle-age, in a body ravaged by hard living, Xavier leaves Manhattan with his partner Goody Lol, and his journey to India becomes a delirious voyage into the past. From his formative years with an infamous school of fin de si©·cle Bombay poets - as documented by his biographer, Dismas - Xavier must move into an uncertain future of salvation and damnation.
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Francis Newton Xavier has lived a life of excess in pursuit of an uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems, which embody a flamboyant and decadent jeu d'esprit, are to be celebrated at a final show, and party, in New Delhi. Approaching late middle-age, in a body ravaged by hard living, Xavier leaves Manhattan with his partner Goody Lol, and his journey to India becomes a delirious voyage into the past. From his formative years with an infamous school of fin de si©·cle Bombay poets - as documented by his biographer, Dismas - Xavier must move into an uncertain future of salvation and damnation.

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