Paperback Raita by William Rhode
A fresh new voice in fiction explores what happens when the party stops, the drugs wear off and the living has to begin. 'By the time you read this letter I'll be dead and you'll be cursing me because it is the only thing I have left you.' When Joshua King's father dies of a Viagra overdose, he leaves his son a fortune - on condition that Josh writes a bestselling novel. But the last thing Josh wants is a purpose in life: he's far too busy travelling, taking drugs and growing his hair. Now, uncomfortably ensconced in dirty, downtown Delhi, working for a pittance at Hindu Week, still desperately searching for inspiration, Josh reckons he's on to the Big One. Which is to find, befriend and finally unmask the subcontinent's legendary drug baron, Baba. A quest that will surely give him scope for a novel. Two weeks later, penniless and starving in Mumbai's Caged City, selling heroin to street kids, wanted for questioning after the murder of a Bollywood superstar, Josh's very survival depends on his finding Baba.