The Village in the Jungle: A Novel

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Eland, 2005 - Fiction - 209 pages
18 Reviews
This novel, set in Ceylon, follows the lives of a handful of villagers hacking out a fragile existence in a jungle where indiscriminate growth, indifferent fate and malevolent neighbours constantly threaten to overwhelm them.

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User Review  - Adithya Vs - Goodreads

Wonderful book. A raw, immaculate portrayal of the life of tribals. The most amazing thing about this book is how close he takes us to the raw feelings of the forest dwellers: the fears they have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jesi - Goodreads

Well shit, that was bleak. Read full review

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: 29 January 1860 - 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife," he once said, "and literature is my mistress.

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