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Released June 6, 2004
ISBN 9780316727259

£250.00

'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out

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Gregory David Roberts

Gregory David Roberts is a novelist, songwriter and artist. He’s best known for his critically acclaimed best-selling novel Shantaram, which has sold over 6 million copies and been hailed as “a masterpiece” by critics across the globe. Shantaram is translated into 41 languages and is sold in over 116 countries.

He is a former heroin addict and convicted bank robber who escaped from Pentridge Prison in 1980 and fled to India, where he lived for ten years.

Currently, a TV series based on Shantaram and its sequel The Mountain Shadow, is in production by Apple TV +, Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.

As an ethics consultant and semantic philosopher, GDR is a highly sought-after speaker.

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