Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
By Geoff Dyer
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307390301, 296pp.)
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
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A Best Book of the Year: "The Economist, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Slate.com, "and "Time"
In Venice, at the Biennale, a jaded, bellini-swigging journalist named Jeff Atman meets a beautiful woman and they embark on a passionate affair.
In Varanasi, an unnamed journalist (who may or may not be Jeff) joins thousands of pilgrims on the banks of the holy Ganges. He intends to stay for a few days but ends up remaining for months.
Their journey--as only the irrepressibly entertaining Geoff Dyer could conjure--makes for an uproarious, fiendishly inventive novel of Italy and India, longing and lust, and the prospect of neurotic enlightenment.