By Ian McDonald
As mom India ways her centenary, 9 individuals are going approximately their company — a gangster, a cop, his spouse, a political candidate, a stand-up comedian, a collection clothier, a journalist, a scientist, and a dropout. And so is Aj — the waif, the mind-reader, the prophet — whilst she at some point reveals a guy who desires to remain hidden.
In the following few weeks, they'll all be swept jointly to come to a decision the destiny of the nation.
River of Gods teems with the lifetime of a rustic full of peoples and cultures — one and a part billion humans, twelve semi-independent international locations, 9 million gods. Ian McDonald has written the good Indian novel of the hot millennium, during which a conflict is fought, a love betrayed, a message from a unique global decoded, because the nice river Ganges flows on.
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Lady looked like a Valkyrie turned executive secretary. ” “Near perfect match,” Michael said satisfied. “The program ignores the things that have distracted you like hair color, weight, and attire. ” “Is that little boy…” Judith asked. “Even a closer match,” Michael said. “They’ve cut her hair and darkened it, changed her clothes. With her asleep, she’s not going to be talking and giving anything away. ” He shook his head to dissuade further conversation. ” No one spoke as the images zipped down corridors, through tubes, and down underpasses.
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