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Selection Day

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From the Man Booker prize-winning author of The White Tiger

"The most exciting novelist writing in English today." A. N. Wilson

Manju is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he hates his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented brother and is fascinated by CSI and curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know . . . Everyone around him, it seems, has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself.

But when Manju begins to get to know Radha's great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju'a world begins to change and he is faced by decisions that will challenge both his sense of self and of the world around him.

As sensitively observed as The White Tiger (Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008) was brilliantly furious, Selection Day reveals another facet of its author's remarkable talent.

PRAISE FOR ARAVIND ADIGA

"[In Selection Day he] has written another snarling, witty state-of-the-nation address about a country in thrall to values that 19th-century moralists would have damned as "not cricket"." Observer

"Dazzling" Independent

"Adiga is a real writer - that is to say, someone who forges an original voice and vision." Sunday Times

"Adiga enters the literary scene resplendent in battle dress and ready to conquer. Let us bow to him." Gary Shteyngart

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781925482973
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 30/08/2016
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Price: $9.99

From the Man Booker prize-winning author of The White Tiger

"The most exciting novelist writing in English today." A. N. Wilson

Manju is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he hates his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented brother and is fascinated by CSI and curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know . . . Everyone around him, it seems, has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself.

But when Manju begins to get to know Radha's great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju'a world begins to change and he is faced by decisions that will challenge both his sense of self and of the world around him.

As sensitively observed as The White Tiger (Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008) was brilliantly furious, Selection Day reveals another facet of its author's remarkable talent.

PRAISE FOR ARAVIND ADIGA

"[In Selection Day he] has written another snarling, witty state-of-the-nation address about a country in thrall to values that 19th-century moralists would have damned as "not cricket"." Observer

"Dazzling" Independent

"Adiga is a real writer - that is to say, someone who forges an original voice and vision." Sunday Times

"Adiga enters the literary scene resplendent in battle dress and ready to conquer. Let us bow to him." Gary Shteyngart

Author Information

Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Madras (now Chennai) and grew up in Mangalore in the south of India. He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications including the New Yorker, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and the Times of India. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2008. His second novel, Last Man in Tower, was published in 2011.

Praise for Aravind Adiga:

'Adiga is a real writer - that is to say, someone who forges an original voice and vision' Sunday Times

'Blazingly savage and brilliant . . . Not a single detail in this novel rings false or feels confected' Neel Mukherjee on The White Tiger, Sunday Telegraph

'Adiga achieves in a dozen pages what many novels fail to do in hundreds: convincingly render individual desire, disappointment and survival . . . Between the Assassinations commands attention from beginning to end' San Francisco Chronicle