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Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi: A Novel

Authors: Dyer, Geoff
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC025000, FIC039000
ISBN: 9780307378088, Related ISBNs: 0307377377, 030737808X, 0307390306, 9780307377371, 9780307378088
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A New York Times Notable Book

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.
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