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The Red Book

Issue No. 2100

Meaghan Delahunt’s second novel is about the coming together of three very different characters in India.

It explores the country’s politics through the eyes of the Tibetan refugee Naga, a Scot called Arkay who is battling alcoholism and Francoise, an Australian photographer.

The most powerful part of the novel is set in the city of Bhopal some 20 years after the Union Carbide gas leak that killed thousands of people, including Naga’s family.

Delahunt’s first novel, In The Blue House, is about Leon Trotsky and Frida Kahlo – and is also well worth a read.

The Red Book
by Meaghan Delahunt
Granta, £10.99
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Tue 6 May 2008, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2100
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