Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2009 (Atlantic Books)
- ISBN : 9781843547228
- SKU : B002042
- PPC : SP350gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Winner - Man Booker Prize 2008.
The White Tiger clearly tells of the vast gulf between the rich and poor in India and between the modern cities and the less developed and rural areas, the new found wealth coming from technology and call centres to (cheaply) serve the developed world.
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.
'Adiga's portrait of the Indian capital is very funny but unmistakably angry . . . Keeps you guessing to the final page and beyond.' - Financial Times.
"A masterpiece." - The Times.
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