About this book
A new edition of the debut novel from Desai, which won the Betty Trask Award in 1998. Desai went on to win the Man Booker Prize in 2006 with "The Inheritance Of Loss".
Sampath Chawla was born in a time of drought that ended with a vengeance the night of his birth. All signs being auspicious, the villagers triumphantly assured Sampath's proud parents that their son was destined for greatness. Twenty years of failure later, that unfortunately does not appear to be the case.
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