The Impressionist

By Hari Kunzru
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452283978, 480pp.)

Publication Date: March 25, 2003

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Description
Pran Nath Razdan, the boy who will become the Impressionist, was passed off by his Indian mother as the child of her husband, a wealthy man of a high caste. Pran lived a life of luxury just downriver from the Taj Mahal, but at fifteen, the news of Pran's true parentage is revealed to his father and he is tossed out into the street--a pariah and an outcast. Thus begins an extraordinary, near mythical journey of a young man who must reinvent himself to survive--not once, but many times.

From Victorian India to Edwardian London, from an expatriate community of black Americans in Paris to a hopeless expedition to study a lost tribe of Africa, Hari Kunzru's unforgettable debut novel dazzles with its artistry and wit while it challenges with its insights into what it means to be Indian or English, black or white, and every degree that lies between.




About the Author
Hari Kunzru was born in London and raised in Essex. Currently he is a freelance journalist and editor living in London. He has written for a variety of English and international publications, including The Guardian Daily Telegraph, The Economist, and Wired and was named 'Young Travel Writer of the Year' by the Observer in 1999. This is his first novel.
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