The White Tiger
By (author) Aravind Adiga
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White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Book DescriptionA stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright s Native Son , The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India s caste society. This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before (John Burdett, Bangkok 8 ). The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation and a startling, provocative debut."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781416562603
Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Aravind Adiga
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The dazzling second book from Man Booker Prize-winning Aravind Adiga.
White Tiger, Paperback (March 2012)
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008 WINNER OF THE GALAXY BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 'AUTHOR OF THE YEAR' 2009 '[An] extraordinary and brilliant first novel... Adiga is a real writer - that is to say, someone who forges an original voice and vision.' Sunday Times
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