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The Bridge at Mile 761/3: A Tale of Colonial Times

ByCharles Garthwaite

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This story -- set in 1930s’ Anglo-India – is about race, colour and colonialism. Jerry, a coloured engine driver, ravishes a white maiden under a railway bridge. Pearl becomes pregnant, and since they are Catholics, Jerry has to marry her. When Pearl dies five years later, Jerry seduces her mother. Like her daughter, Malarna -- thirty/something -- also becomes pregnant The seduction of the mother-in-law – the book’s main story-line – is a long drawn-out affair because the lady is not willing. Also, our hero keeps getting sidetracked into his many other interests -- history, steam locomotives, religion, Indian erotica and exotica, etc The story takes place in the heyday of the Raj. Its protagonists are a mixed-race people who, as a result of the march of history, have since vanished from its pages -- in the same way as the once-mighty Raj itself.

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Publication Date
Oct 14, 2006
Language
English
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Charles Garthwaite

Specifications

Pages
365
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Royal (6.14 x 9.21 in / 156 x 234 mm)

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