The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

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Balram, the White Tiger, was born in a backwater village on the River Ganges, the son of a rickshaw-puller. He works in a teashop, crushing coal and wiping tables, but nurses a dream of escape. When he learns that a rich village landlord needs a chauffeur, he takes his opportunity, and is soon on his way to Delhi behind the wheel of a Honda.
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Meet Balram Halwai, the 'White Tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur and murderer. Balram, the White Tiger, was born in a backwater village on the River Ganges, the son of a rickshaw-puller. He works in a teashop, crushing coal and wiping tables, but nurses a dream of escape. When he learns that a rich village landlord needs a chauffeur, he takes his opportunity, and is soon on his way to Delhi behind the wheel of a Honda. Amid the cockroaches and call-centres, the 36,000,004 gods, the slums, the shopping malls, and the crippling traffic jams, Balram learns of a new morality at the heart of a new India. Driven by desire to better himself, he comes to see how the Tiger might escape his cage...

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SKU GOR001221832
Title The White Tiger
Author By (author) Aravind Adiga
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1843547228
ISBN 13 9781843547228
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2008. Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for Heathrow Travel Product Award: Travel Read, Fiction 2009. Shortlisted for John Llewellyn Rhys
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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Meet Balram Halwai, the 'White Tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur and murderer. Balram, the White Tiger, was born in a backwater village on the River Ganges, the son of a rickshaw-puller. He works in a teashop, crushing coal and wiping tables, but nurses a dream of escape. When he learns that a rich village landlord needs a chauffeur, he takes his opportunity, and is soon on his way to Delhi behind the wheel of a Honda. Amid the cockroaches and call-centres, the 36,000,004 gods, the slums, the shopping malls, and the crippling traffic jams, Balram learns of a new morality at the heart of a new India. Driven by desire to better himself, he comes to see how the Tiger might escape his cage...
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001221832
Title The White Tiger
Author By (author) Aravind Adiga
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1843547228
ISBN 13 9781843547228
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2008. Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for Heathrow Travel Product Award: Travel Read, Fiction 2009. Shortlisted for John Llewellyn Rhys
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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