About this book
A captivating portrait of a child prodigy weighted down by her family's high expectations and her own secret dreams, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. An online campaign will target both traditional readers of literary fiction and the 16-25 year old age group. There will be genius games and quizzes on various websites, and podcasts and author interview on Asian networking sites. For fans of Nick Hornby and Diana Evans. 'Lalwani's evocation of teenage dislocation is pitch-perfect...' "The Guardian"
Cardiff in the 1980s is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the town's 'maths prodigy': untangling numbers and Rubik's Cubes protects her from the harsh vagaries of the playground and gives a pattern to her world. But after years of her father's determined tutoring, Rumi finds that numbers are beginning to lose their innocence.