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The Buddha of Suburbia
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date April 1, 1991
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140131680
ISBN-10 014013168X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Karim Amir lives with his English mother and Indian father in the routine comfort of suburban London, enduring his teenage years with good humor, always on the lookout for adventure—and sexual possibilities. Life gets more interesting, however, when his father becomes the Buddha of Suburbia, beguiling a circle of would-be mystics. And when the Buddha falls in love with one of his disciples, the beautiful and brazen Eva, Karim is introduced to a world of renegade theater directors, punk rock stars, fancy parties, and all the sex a young man could desire. A love story for at least two generations, a high-spirited comedy of sexual manners and social turmoil, The Buddha of Suburbia is one of the most enchanting, provocative, and original books to appear in years.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670833429
 
from Viking Pr (April 1, 1990)
9780670833429 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: Karim's father becomes London's buddha of suburbia and draws his young son into an overwhelming world of punk rockers, eccentric theater people, extravagant parties, and, of course, lavish sex
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140131680
 
from Faber Paperbacks (June 1, 2000); titled "Buddha of Suburbia"
9780571200436 | details & prices | List price $22.01
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (April 1, 1991)
9780140131680 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Karim Amir lives with his English mother and Indian father in the routine comfort of suburban London, enduring his teenage years with good humor, always on the lookout for adventure—and sexual possibilities.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780754083825
 
With Christopher Simpson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (August 1, 2003)
9780754083825 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.25 × 2.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $84.95
About: The winner of the Whitbread Best First Novel 1990, this is the story of Karim Amir, an Englishman born and bred - almost, who lives with his English mother and Indian father in the South London suburbs.

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