Between the Assassinations

Between the Assassinations

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Released July 1, 2009
ISBN 9781848871212

£85.00

This is the dazzling second book from the winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize and Nibbies 'Author of the Year' Aravind Adiga: one of the summer's most eagerly anticipated paperbacks and an Atlantic Superlead title. In his compelling new work of fiction, Aravind Adiga has imagined the small Indian city of Kittur, an everytown nestling on the coast south of Goa and north of Calicut. Through the myriad and distinctive voices of its inhabitants, an entire Indian world comes vividly and unforgettably to life. From a middle-aged Communist to an Islamic terrorist; from the young children of a Tamil building-site worker to a privileged and alienated schoolboy; from an idealistic journalist to a Brahmin housemaid, Adiga has produced a microcosm of Indian life in the 80s, the years between the assassinations of Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv. Muslim, Christian and Hindu, high-caste and low-caste, rich and poor: all of Indian life - the 'sorrowful parade of humanity' - is here. Journeying through Kittur's streets and schoolyards, bedrooms and businesses, its inner workings and outer limits, Adiga conjures a remarkable fictional landscape. Sizzling with acid observations, and textured with wicked humour and gentle humanity, "Between the Assassinations" is a triumph of voice and imagination.

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Aravind Adiga

Aravind Adiga, born 1974, is an Indo-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

Aravind Adiga began his journalistic career as a financial journalist, interning at the Financial Times. With pieces published in the Financial Times and Money, he covered the stock market and investment, interviewing, amongst others, Donald Trump. His review of previous Booker Prize winner Peter Carey's book, Oscar and Lucinda, appeared in The Second Circle, an online literary review.

He was subsequently hired by TIME, where he remained a South Asia correspondent for three years before going freelance. During this freelance period, he wrote The White Tiger.

Adiga now lives in Mumbai, India.

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