By Aravind Adiga
A NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST extraordinary BOOK
From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning writer of The White Tiger, a “ferociously very good” (Slate) novel approximately brothers in a Mumbai slum who're raised by way of their loopy, obsessive father to be celebrity cricket avid gamers that “offers the sound of a significant and nervy author operating on the most sensible of his shape” (The New York Times).
Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and residing in a slum in Mumbai. He is aware he's strong at cricket—if inferior to his older brother, Radha. He is aware that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly proficient sibling, and is fascinated about curious clinical evidence and the area of CSI. yet there are numerous issues, approximately himself and concerning the global, that he doesn’t be aware of. occasionally it even turns out as if everybody has a transparent proposal of who Manju might be, other than Manju himself. while Manju meets Radha’s nice rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and assured in all of the methods Manju isn't, every thing in Manju’s international starts off to alter, and he's confronted by means of judgements that might problem his experience of self and of the realm round him.
choked with unforgettable characters from throughout India’s social strata—the outdated scout every person calls Tommy Sir; Anand Mehta, the big-dreaming investor; Sofia, a filthy rich, appealing lady and the men’ largest fan—Selection Day “brings a relatives, a urban, and a whole state to scabrous and antic existence” (Chicago Tribune).
Aravind Adiga’s “voice is so exuberant, his plotting so jaunty, that the unhappiness of this tale feels as if it's collecting simply open air our peripheral imaginative and prescient” (The Washington Post). it's, easily, “extraordinary” (The Atlantic).
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