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Based on actual events, The Story of My Assassins tells the story of a journalist who learns that the police have captured five hit men on their way to kill him. Landing like a bombshell on his comfortable life, just as he’s started a steamy affair with a brilliant woman, the news prompts him to launch an urgent investigation into the lives of his aspiring murderers—a ragtag group of street thugs and village waifs—and their mastermind. Who wanted him dead, and why?

But the investigation forces him to reexamine his own life, too—to confront his own notion of himself, his job, and his treatment of the women in his life, as well as his own complex feelings about the country that crafted his would-be killers.

Part thriller and part erotic romance, full of dark humor and knife-edged suspense, The Story of My Assassins is a piercing literary novel that takes us from the lavish, hedonistic palaces of India’s elite to its seediest slums. It is a novel of corruption, passion, power, and ambition; of extreme poverty and obscene wealth.

It is an awesome adventure into the heart of today’s India.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clever…inventive…In the profoundest way, Tarun Tejpal writes for India.”

    V. S. Naipaul, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • “Spine chilling…written with flair and clear-eyed acidity.”

    New Yorker

  • “Presents an incredible panoply of iniquity spanning all strata of Indian society, from gangs of child cutpurses to politicians on the take…The pleasing surprise is that Mr. Tejpal writes with splendid élan: His novel is a stylish, erudite potboiler that reads like a mix of Alexandre Dumas and India’s ancient national epic, the Mahabharata.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Richly detailed…Tejpal is a consummate crafter…The power of The Story of My Assassins lies…in its handling of the messy detail of steel and flesh—a whole page is dedicated to the pros and cons of the screwdriver as a weapon—and in its portrayal of the imagined feeling of common criminals, as much sinned against as sinning, in the mayhem of today’s India.”

    Financial Times

  • “Complex, dark, exhilarating…all told with the eye of a journalist but with the verve of a novelist.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Tejpal’s masterful US debut is an epic tale of modern-day India and its labyrinthine social and political machinations…It is a sweeping indictment of government bureaucracy, a revelation of the layered consequences of revenge, an exposé of the stunning violence visited upon victims of circumstance, and a brazen censure of how technology has quashed imagination—it is also a philosophical treatise on how to live one’s life to the fullest.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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