The Painter of Signs by R. K. Narayan
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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, The Painter of Signs is a wry, bittersweet treasure.


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R. K. Narayan is one of the most prominent Indian novelists of the twentieth century. Born in 1906, Narayan was the recipient of the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, India's highest literary honor. His numerous works "Mr. Sampath-The Printer of Malgudi," "Swami and Friends,"" Waiting for Mahatm"a, and G"ods, Demons and Others," all published by the University of Chicago Press.
Published August 29, 2006 by Penguin Classic. 180 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Another Malgudi town tale by the accomplished Indian novelist—here the amusingly ironic account of a man obsessed by the need to possess a woman who is determined not to represent what he thinks is the ""tragedy of womanhood. . . utility articles whether in bed or not."" Raman, the painter ...

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