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Aravind Adiga

A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society. “This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before” (John Burdett, Bangkok 8).The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.

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Aravind Adiga

No saris. No scents. No spices. No music. No lyricism. No illusions. This is India now. Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life-having nothing but his own wits to help him along. Born in a village in the dark heart of India, Balram gets a break when he is hired as a driver for a wealthy man, two Pomeranians (Puddles and Cuddles), and the rich man's (very unlucky) son. Through Balram's eyes, we see India as we've never seen it before: the cockroaches and the call centers, the prostitutes and the worshippers, the water buffalo and, trapped in so many kinds of cages that escape is (almost) impossible, the white tiger. And with a charisma as undeniable as it is unexpected, he teaches us that religion doesn't create morality and money doesn't solve every problem-but decency can still be found in a corrupt world, and you can get what you want out of life if you eavesdrop on the right conversations.

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Aravind Adiga

Relocating to New Delhi when he is offered a new job, Balram Halwai is disillusioned by the city's twenty-first-century materialism and technology-spawned violence, a circumstance that forces him to question his loyalties, ambitions, and past. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.

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Aravind Adiga

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Deborah Cannon

THEY BUILT A GREAT WALL...For a thousand years Chinese kings and emperors sent warriors to themountains to repel invaders who threatened to steal the jewels and beautifulwomen of the East. What they did not know when they built the wall was that itwould fail to keep the intruders out or the people inside... Lotus Lily, the secret daughter of a mighty Ming emperor, thrown into sexualslavery for being a girl, escapes the palace walls to become a pirate and afreedom fighter. Only to be thwarted by monsters from the past...  Part Two of Deborah Cannon's epic adventureTHE PIRATE EMPRESSWar rages on the Wall and pirates tyrannize the south coast. Li's young son is kidnapped. Her soldier lover defends the frontiers, and her warlock grandfather battles the sorcery behind the Empire's collapse. She is abandoned to the mercy of the pirates where a nine-headed water god rules the seas and a cruel admiral makes her his wife. In this frightening new world Li discovers she has powers of her own. She learns how to fight and to survive--with the goal to rescue her son."A Sweeping Odyssey, captivating from cover to cover." - Midwest Book Review (MBR Bookwatch USA)