Gifted by Nikita Lalwani

Gifted by Nikita Lalwani

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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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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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SKU GOR001223812
Title Gifted
Author By (author) Nikita Lalwani
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0141030399
ISBN 13 9780141030395
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 2007. Shortlisted for Glen Dimplex New Writers Awards: Fiction 2007. Shortlisted for Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2007. Long-listed for Desmond Elliott Prize 2008.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001223812
Title Gifted
Author By (author) Nikita Lalwani
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0141030399
ISBN 13 9780141030395
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 2007. Shortlisted for Glen Dimplex New Writers Awards: Fiction 2007. Shortlisted for Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2007. Long-listed for Desmond Elliott Prize 2008.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No