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The white tiger: a novel

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The stunning Booker Prize–winning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright's Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India's caste society. "This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before" (John Burdett, Bangkok 8).The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China's impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.
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The stunning Booker Prize–winning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright's Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India's caste society. "This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before" (John Burdett, Bangkok 8).
The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China's impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society.

Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.
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subject_facetAmbition -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Bangalore (India) -- Fiction
Businesspeople -- India -- Bangalore -- Fiction
Chauffeurs -- India -- Bangalore -- Fiction
Compact discs
Epistolary fiction
Large type books
Mystery fiction
Poor -- India -- Bangalore -- Fiction
title_displayThe white tiger : a novel
title_fullThe White Tiger A Novel
The white tiger : a novel / Aravind Adiga
The white tiger : a novel [electronic resource] / Aravind Adiga
The white tiger [sound recording] / by Aravind Adiga
The white tiger [text (large print)] : [a novel] / Aravind Adiga
title_shortThe white tiger
title_suba novel
topic_facetAmbition
Businesspeople
Chauffeurs
Fiction
Literature
Poor