Meet the members of the Sunset Club: Pandit Preetam Sharma, Nawab Barkatullah Baig, and Sardar Boota Singh. Friends for over 40 years, they are now in their 80s. And every evening, at the sunset hour, they sit together on a bench in Lodhi Gardens to exchange news and views on the events of the day, talking about everything from love, lust, sex, and scandal to religion and politics.
As he follows a year in the lives of the three men from January 26, 2009, to January 26, 2010, Khushwant Singh brings his characters vibrantly to life, with his piquant portrayals of their fantasies and foibles, his unerring ear for dialogue and his genius for capturing the flavor and texture of everyday life in their households. Interwoven with this compelling human story is another chronicle of a year in the life of India, as the country goes through the cycle of seasons, the tumult of general elections, violence, natural disasters, and corruption in high places.
In turn ribald and lyrical, poignant and profound, The Sunset Club is a deeply moving exploration of friendship, sexuality, old age and infirmity; a joyous celebration of nature; an insightful portrait of India’s paradoxes and complexities. A masterpiece from one of India's most-loved storytellers, The Sunset Club will have you in tears and laughter, and grip you from the first minute to the last.
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i love love love listening! thank you Audible for making it possible - to have the stories come to life!
It's one of the best stories that I've listened to on Audible.
Buta Singh. So funny and so well characterized.
Whenever the sunset club would meet!
perfect name - wouldn't re-name it. Khushwant Singh is amazing in this story!
Great story - love the way the author intertwines the characters and spans 40 years in just 4 hours.
"Fantastic, Lodhi Gardens ahoy!"
Very witty and well narrated. A good description of the personal lives of many Indian people, a close look to what happens and goes on in Indian families and the topics of talk that arise.
Expressions and lots more. I don't like reading books, so this is a great alternative. I have liked Khushwant Singh books and this lives up to the high expectation that he commands. Great narration by Sanjiv, well modulated and he changed the tone/pitch and frequency to reflect the speech of the different characters in the book.
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.
Audible.co.uk should add more audio books from Khushwant Singh.
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