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The Book of Chocolate Saints, Thayil,  Jeet
The Book of Chocolate Saints
Jeet Thayil

Paperback $19.99 - Faber
Fiction - Published: 1/Apr/2019 - ISBN: 9780571336111

The Book of Chocolate Saints follows the unforgettable Francis Newton Xavier and his journey towards salvation - or damnation - or perhaps both. Jeet Thayil paints a hallucinatory portrait of an ambiguous soul: a self-destructive figure living a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision. Approaching middle-age, Xavier leaves Manhattan following 9/11, and his journey home to India becomes a voyage into his past – his story shows how the artist's life itself can become the final monument. A strange, beautiful hymn to the artistic life lived fearlessly.

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