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Ghachar Ghochar

Ghachar Ghochar

ISBN
9780571336081
Published
05/04/2018
9780571336081
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
128

About the Book

In this masterful novel by the acclaimed Indian writer Vivek Shanbhag, a close-knit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth after a miraculous change in fortune. As the narrator, along with his sister, his parents, and his uncle move from a cramped shack to a larger house and encounter new-found wealth, the family dynamics begin to shift. As the dream of middle-class, aspirational living comes true, allegiances and desires realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background.
In this masterful novel by the acclaimed Indian writer Vivek Shanbhag, a close-knit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth after a miraculous change in fortune. As the narrator, along with his sister, his parents, and his uncle move from a cramped shack to a larger house and encounter new-found wealth, the family dynamics begin to shift. As the dream of middle-class, aspirational living comes true, allegiances and desires realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background.
“One of the finest literary works you will ever encounter . . . Magnificent.”
- Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
“This tale of a young man’s turbulent family history in Bangalore is as tightly wound as a Maupassant story.”
- Sunday Times 'Summer Reading'

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Ghachar Ghochar

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