Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780141441078

ISBN-10 0141441070
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman's outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his shop to the ground, and killing himself. Unexpected events, however, conspire at the last moment to lead the bewildered Mr Polly to a bright new future after he saves a life, fakes his death, and escapes to a life of heroism, hope and ultimate happiness.
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