The Painter of Signs

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For Raman the sign painter, life is a familiar and satisfying routine. A man of simple, rational ways, he lives with his pious aunt and prides himself on his creative work. But all that changes when he meets Daisy, a thrillingly independent young woman who wishes to bring birth control to the area. Hired to create signs for her clinics, Raman finds himself smitten by a love he cannot understand, much less avoid-and soon realizes that life isn't so routine anymore. Set in R. K. Narayan's fictional city of Malgudi,...

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Overview

For Raman the sign painter, life is a familiar and satisfying routine. A man of simple, rational ways, he lives with his pious aunt and prides himself on his creative work. But all that changes when he meets Daisy, a thrillingly independent young woman who wishes to bring birth control to the area. Hired to create signs for her clinics, Raman finds himself smitten by a love he cannot understand, much less avoid-and soon realizes that life isn't so routine anymore. Set in R. K. Narayan's fictional city of Malgudi, The Painter of Signs is a wry, bittersweet treasure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143039662
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 799,023
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

R. K. Narayan (1906–2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths. His work, championed by Graham Greene, who became a close friend, was often compared to that of Dickens, Chekhov, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, among others. October 10, 2006, is the centennial of Narayan's birth.

Monica Ali, one of Granta's "Best of Young British Novelists," is the author of Brick Lane, finalist for the Man Booker Prize.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2005

    Excellent

    Mr Narayan has painted such a real tale of small town India in this simple to read book. It is a story of love and relationships. He's far ahead of his time to have written about an independent Indian woman when most other authors are delving in the suffering of the Indian woman. Kudos to Mr Narayan.

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