The Resource The cauliflower, Nicola Barker

The cauliflower, Nicola Barker

Label
The cauliflower
Title
The cauliflower
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Barker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Man Booker-shortlisted, IMPAC Award-winning author Nicola Barker comes an exuberant, multi-voiced new novel mapping the extraordinary life and legacy of a 19th-century Hindu saint. He is only four years older, but still I call him Uncle, and when I am with Uncle I have complete faith in him. I would die for Uncle. I have an indescribable attraction towards Uncle. It was ever thus. To the world, he is Sri Ramakrishna--godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, beloved guru (who would prefer not to be called a guru), irresistible charmer. To Rani Rashmoni, she of low caste and large inheritance, he is the brahmin fated to defy tradition and preside over the temple she dares to build, six miles north of Calcutta, along the banks of the Hooghly for Ma Kali, goddess of destruction. But to Hriday, his nephew and longtime caretaker, he is just Uncle--maddening, bewildering Uncle, prone to entering ecstatic trances at the most inconvenient of times, known to sneak out to the forest at midnight to perform dangerous acts of self-effacement, who must be vigilantly safeguarded not only against jealous enemies and devotees with ulterior motives, but also against that most treasured yet insidious of sulfur-rich vegetables: the cauliflower. Rather than puzzling the shards of history and legend together, Barker shatters the mirror again and rearranges the pieces. The result is a biographical novel viewed through a kaleidoscope. Dazzlingly inventive and brilliantly comic, irreverent and mischievous, The Cauliflower delivers us into the divine playfulness of a 21st-century literary master
Cataloging source
WWBK
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The cauliflower, Nicola Barker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057280612
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781785150654
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34357725
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920720747
  • ba34357725

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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