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The wanderings of Ullis: Low, by Jeet Thayil, reviewed

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

Low Jeet Thayil

Faber, pp.221, £14.99

Jeet Thayil’s previous novel, The Book of Chocolate Saints, an account of a fictional Indian artist and poet told in a multiplicity of voices, was a tub filled with delicious things. It also contained quite a lot of bran. His follow-up, Low, is slimmer and more condensed, its scope just a few days rather than a lifetime, with a sole narrator, a troubled Indian poet named Dominic Ullis.

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