The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

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Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a teashop, breaking coals and wiping tables. But Balram gets his break when a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi.

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Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a teashop, breaking coals and wiping tables. But Balram gets his break when a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi. The city is a revelation. As he drives his master to shopping malls and call centres, Balram becomes increasingly aware of immense wealth and opportunity all around him, while knowing that he will never be able to gain access to that world. As Balram broods over his situation, he realizes that there is only one way he can become part of this glamorous new India - by murdering his master."The White Tiger" presents a raw and unromanticised India, both thrilling and shocking - from the desperate, almost lawless villages along the Ganges, to the booming Wild South of Bangalore and its technology and outsourcing centres. The first-person confession of a murderer, "The White Tiger" is as compelling for its subject matter as for the voice of its narrator - amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing.

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SKU GOR001222333
Title The White Tiger
Author By (author) Aravind Adiga
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1843547201
ISBN 13 9781843547204
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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Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a teashop, breaking coals and wiping tables. But Balram gets his break when a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi. The city is a revelation. As he drives his master to shopping malls and call centres, Balram becomes increasingly aware of immense wealth and opportunity all around him, while knowing that he will never be able to gain access to that world. As Balram broods over his situation, he realizes that there is only one way he can become part of this glamorous new India - by murdering his master."The White Tiger" presents a raw and unromanticised India, both thrilling and shocking - from the desperate, almost lawless villages along the Ganges, to the booming Wild South of Bangalore and its technology and outsourcing centres. The first-person confession of a murderer, "The White Tiger" is as compelling for its subject matter as for the voice of its narrator - amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR001222333
Title The White Tiger
Author By (author) Aravind Adiga
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1843547201
ISBN 13 9781843547204
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.
Ex Library No