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The Mountain Shadow

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The first glimpse of the sea on Marine Drive filled my heart, if not my head. I turned away from the red shadow. I stopped thinking of that pyramid of killers, and Sanjay's improvidence. I stopped thinking about my own part in the madness. And I rode, with my friends, into the end of everything. Shantaram introduced millions of readers to a cast of unforgettable characters through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules. It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues, and a fabled holy man challenges everything that Lin thought he'd learned about love and life. But Lin can't leave the Island City: Karla, and a fatal promise, won't let him go.

Издательство: "Little, Brown and Company" (2016)

ISBN: 978-1-408-70162-1,978-0-349-12170-3,978-1-4087-0162-1

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Gregory David Roberts

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name = Gregory David Roberts
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birthdate = June 1952
birthplace = Melbourne, Australia
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occupation = Novelist, short story writer, bank robber, poet, screenplay writer, and philosopher
nationality = Australian
period = 2003 - Present
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website = http://www.shantaram.com/

Gregory David Roberts (born June 1952 in Melbourne) is an Australian author, most noted for his novel "Shantaram". He was a heroin addict and convicted bank robber who escaped from Pentridge Prison and fled to India where he lived for ten years.

Early life

In 1978, Roberts was sentenced to 19 years imprisonment for a series of armed robberies of building-society branches, credit unions and shops, committed with a toy pistol while addicted to heroin. In a 3-month spree in 1977, armed with an imitation pistol, he netted about $38,000 from 24 armed robberies. [cite web |url= http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2003/s922049.htm |title= Building Society Bandit hits big time |accessdate=2008-09-21 |last= Gearin |first= Mary |coauthors= |date= 2003-11-08 |work= |publisher= ABC1] In July 1980, he escaped from Victoria’s maximum security prison in broad daylight to become one of Australia’s most wanted men. After briefly going to New Zealand, he lived in Mumbai, where he became involved with the local mafia, until 1990 when he was captured and imprisoned in Frankfurt. He was returned to Australia and served a further six years in prison, including two years in solitary confinement, during which time he began work on his novel. [cite web |url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolpda/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_4146000/4146087.stm |title= Greg Roberts' amazing story |accessdate=2008-09-21 |last= Husain |first= Mishal |coauthors= |date= 2004-01-05 |work= |publisher= BBC News Online]

Writing career

The novel, a thriller based on his experiences during his time spent in Mumbai, is titled "Shantaram", the character's name given to him by his best friend's mother, which means "Man of Peace," or "Man of God's Peace."Since completing "Shantaram", Roberts returned to Mumbai to live, and set up charitable foundations to assist the city's poor health care coverage. Roberts also wrote the original screenplay for the movie adaptation of "Shanataram" as well as the screenplay for the 2008 film, "Allegra". [cite web |url=http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=&id=df074fc7-39d2-4ca0-860e-c259a1eba85e&&Headline=EMShantaram%2fEM+reloaded&strParent=strParentID |title= "Shantaram" reloaded |accessdate=2008-09-21 |last= Gehi |first= Reema |coauthors= |date= 2007-05-23 |work= |publisher= Hindustan Times]

Notes

References

* Roberts, Gregory David, (2003) "Shantaram" Carlton North, Vic. Scribe Publications ISBN 1920769005.
* Rule, Andrew & Silvester, John, "Underbelly 5".

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