The Assassin's Song

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The Assassin's Song
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Author M. G. Vassanji
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Literary fiction
Publisher Doubleday in Canada
Knopf in USA
Penguin in India
Publication date
August 21, 2007
Pages 336 pp
ISBN ISBN 978-0-385-66351-9 (Doubleday)
ISBN 978-1-4000-4217-3 (Knopf)
OCLC 122707173

The Assassin's Song is a novel by M. G. Vassanji, published in 2007 by Doubleday Canada. It is the story of a young Indian boy (Karsan Dargawalla) whose dream is to escape his family's religious legacy. He wants to be ordinary: to go to school, play cricket, talk to girls, and make his own choices. He tries to escape by traveling to the United States for college (at Harvard) and eventually settling in Canada (in B.C.). The novel also contains the in-depth narrative of his ancient forebear.

It was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

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