Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Aravind Adiga was awarded the Man Booker prize last night for his debut novel, ‘White Tiger’.
The Booker judges described this book as an extraordinarily readable page turner that is shocking and entertaining in equal measure.
(When asked what he would do with the cash, he quipped that he would try to find a bank to put it in.)
Paperback, 521 pages
211 x 147 x 25mm (L x W x H)
Published by Atlantic
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.