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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 The Storyteller
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'Humour and poignancy are intricately entwined in this novel about Vamana, a dwarf, abandoned by his parents and adopted by Maji, a woman who sees beyond the child's deformity to the humanity within. As Vamana grows older, he realises that he is always going to be an outcast, despite his magical gift for storytelling. Drawn to the dark, seedy and dangerous underworld of Delhi, Vamana makes himself a home alongside the pimps, pickpockets, prostitutes and hjiras (eunechs) who populate its depths.With his unique storytelling skills he achieves a level of fame amongst this motley cast of characters, causing him to refuse all offers of redemption and acceptance from the 'normal' world. Vamana enjoys his notoriety and, despite craving acceptance, he refuses to give up his infamous reputation and once again become an object of ridicule. It is not the dereliction of his life that brings his downfall, but love perceiving a threat to the object of his desires, Vamana reacts with violence, and must pay the consequences.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of Dennis Davison.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Dwarfism.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Flamingo , 2000 .
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      Extent: 355p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 0732267870
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2010 .
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      Extent: 368p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st August 2010
      ISBN: 9780730491910, 0730491919

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Brave New Words in Adib Khan's The Storyteller Stefano Mercanti , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Tapestry of the Creative Word in Anglophone Literatures 2013; (p. 241-248)
Untitled Allan Weatherstone , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , November no. 223 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of The Storyteller Adib Khan , 2000 single work novel
The Ever-Present Past : Asian Mythology in Contemporary Australian Writings 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Asia Society AustralAsia Centre Newsletter , Spring 2001; (p. 5)
Outside Edge Jane Sullivan , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 2 September 2000; (p. 7)
Misshapen and Monstrous David Matthews , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 224 2000; (p. 40-41)

— Review of The Storyteller Adib Khan , 2000 single work novel
Untitled Allan Weatherstone , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , November no. 223 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of The Storyteller Adib Khan , 2000 single work novel
The Vital Shore Judith White , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 August vol. 118 no. 6238 2000; (p. 94-95)

— Review of Vixen Hoa Pham , 2000 single work novel ; The Arch-Traitor's Lament Garry Satherley , 2000 single work novel ; The Storyteller Adib Khan , 2000 single work novel ; The Australian Fiance Simone Lazaroo , 2000 single work novel ; Family Album : A Novel of Secrets and Memories Margaret Scott , 2000 single work novel ; Playing Madame Mao Lau Siew Mei , 2000 single work novel ; Conditions of Faith Alex Miller , 2000 single work novel ; The Company : The Story of a Murderer Arabella Edge , 2000 single work novel
The Outside Inside Margaret Jones , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 September 2000; (p. 6)

— Review of The Storyteller Adib Khan , 2000 single work novel
Angels and Demons Annie Greet , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 September 2000; (p. 11)

— Review of The Storyteller Adib Khan , 2000 single work novel
Through the Eyes of a Low Life Katie Fraser , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 1 October 2000; (p. 39)

— Review of The Storyteller Adib Khan , 2000 single work novel
The Ever-Present Past : Asian Mythology in Contemporary Australian Writings 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Asia Society AustralAsia Centre Newsletter , Spring 2001; (p. 5)
Outside Edge Jane Sullivan , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 2 September 2000; (p. 7)
Brave New Words in Adib Khan's The Storyteller Stefano Mercanti , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Tapestry of the Creative Word in Anglophone Literatures 2013; (p. 241-248)
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