Se­lec­tion Day

Irish Independent - Weekend Review - - FRONT PAGE -

Aravind Adiga

Pi­cador, 352 pages, €16.99 Manju grows up in the slums of Mum­bai and dreams of be­ing a cricket player, but in his heart he knows he’s not as gifted as his older brother, Radha. That doesn’t stop his cricket-mad fa­ther from push­ing him hard.

But Manju’s life changes when he comes in con­tact with Radha’s fierce ri­val. This boy is wealthy and priv­i­leged — a po­lar op­po­site — and as their re­la­tion­ship grows, Manju is forced to make de­ci­sions that will change both his sense of self and the world around him.

Con­sid­ered one of the finest In­dian writ­ers of his gen­er­a­tion, Adiga won the 2008 Booker prize for his de­but, The White Tiger.

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