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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (28 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007271891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007271894
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 583,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘I found it a good, strong, spirit-spiked story about caste and unfairness, as furious, controlled, cool and urgent as Aravind Adiga’s White Tiger and an introduction to a writer whose talent with narrative structure combines elegance and potency.’ Ali Smith, TLS (Book of the Year)

Anne Tyler, Guardian (Book of the Year)

‘Samarasan captures beautifully the conflict both within the family and the country during the early years of Malaysia's independence. Vibrant, descriptive, and peppered with colourful Indian-Malaysian dialogue, this is an epic that's informative without being worthy, and engrossing but not frivolous.’ Francesca Segal, Observer

‘You won't find India's heat and dust here; you will sense the moist warmth of South-east Asia. Samarasan represents the quiet emergence of new Malaysian writing in books such as Rani Manicka's The Rice Mother and Touching Earth, Tash Aw's The Harmony Silk Factory, and Tan Twan Eng's Booker-longlisted The Gift of Rain last year. These writers have significantly broadened our understanding of the region.’ Salil Tripathi, Independent

‘A richly complex debut, weaving the troubled Malaysia of the 1980s with a dark, delicious Dickensian family drama.’ Waterstones Books Quarterly

‘A magical, exuberant tragic-comic vision of post-colonial Malaysia reminiscent of Rushdie and Roy. In prose of acrobatic grace, Samarasan conjures a vibrant portrait, by turns intimate and sweeping, of characters and a country coming of age. The debut of a significant, and thrilling new talent.’ Peter Ho Davies

‘An accomplished and magical debut.’ New Books Magazine

‘Preeta Samarasan details the colourful and secretive lives of the Rajeskhrans, a wealthy Indian immigrant family. She keeps us guessing as the secrets that led to the family’s relocation are slowly revealed.’ Image Magazine

About the Author

Preeta Samarasan was born and raised in Malaysia and moved to the United States for her high school education. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where an early version of this novel won the Hopwood Novel Award. She recently won the Asian American Writer’s Workshop short-story award. She lives in France.



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