The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery

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The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery

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From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped in a mind-numbing job hits upon a curious item that will forever change his life. When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the globe, into the strange life of L. Murugan, a man obsessed with the medical history of malaria, and into a magnificently complex world where conspiracy hangs in the air like mosquitoes on a summer night.

Writer and anthropologist Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956 and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Egypt, and has taught in various Indian and American universities. He is the author of three books: The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines and In An Antique Land and has written for The New Yorker, Granta, The New Republic and The New York Times. Mr. Ghosh and his wife, Deborah Baker, live in New York with their two children.

ISBN: 9780380813940

ISBN-10: 9780380813940

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: 01/23/2001 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/23/2001 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological

Fiction / Multiple Timelines

Fiction / Thrillers / Medical

Fiction / Medical