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Gifted By Nikita Lalwani

Gifted
by Nikita Lalwani

Cardiff in the 1980s is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the town's 'maths prodigy': untangling numbers and Rubik's Cubes protects her from the harsh vagaries of the playground and gives a pattern to her world. But after years of her father's determined tutoring, Rumi finds that numbers are beginning to lose their innocence.
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Gifted Summary


In a voice that is by turns very funny and fiercely tender, Gifted by Nikita Lalwani brings us a captivating story of high aspirations and deep longing, and of the sometime loneliness of childhood. Cardiff in the 1980s is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the town's 'maths prodigy': untangling numbers and Rubik's Cubes protects her from the harsh vagaries of the playground and gives a pattern to her world. But after years of her father's determined tutoring, Rumi finds that numbers are beginning to lose their innocence. India infuses her with a romantic sense of belonging and, as she grows older, and desire becomes a dirty word in the Vasi household, the idea of love is opened up to painful examination. 'A sparkling funny and poignant study of a young maths prodigy struggling with her gift and a difficult family' Gerard Woodward, Books Of The Year, Observer 'Superb, brilliantly realised. The searing narrative is unflinchingly and tenderly written' Independent 'Compelling, heart-wrenching and laced with redemptive hope . . . Touching and funny' Observer Nikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff. Her first novel Gifted was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She lives in London.

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Additional information

Sku
GOR001223812
Title
Gifted
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
0141030399
ISBN 13
9780141030395
Prizes
Commended for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007 Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 2007 Short-listed for Glen Dimplex New Writers Awards: Fiction 2007 Short-listed for Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2007 Long-listed for Desmond Elliott Prize 2008
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