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The White Tiger: A Novel [Man Booker Prize Winner]

Adiga, Aravind

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ISBN 10: 1416562591 / ISBN 13: 9781416562597
Edité par NY: Free Press, 2008
Etat : As New Couverture rigide
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First U.S. edition, FIRST PRINTING, hardback with dustjacket, unread in AS NEW (Fine/Fine) condition (no marks, not book-club ed., not price-clipped, etc). A brillian debut novel, winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize. N° de réf. du libraire 9365

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Titre : The White Tiger: A Novel [Man Booker Prize ...

Éditeur : NY: Free Press

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :As New

Etat de la jaquette : As New

Edition : 1st Edition

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A 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.

About the Author:

Aravind Adiga was born in India in 1974 and attended Columbia and Oxford universities. A former correspondent for Time magazine, he has also been published in the Financial Times. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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