Selection Day

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Picador, 2016 - Bildungsromans - 289 pages
Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket, if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know. Sometimes it seems as though everyone around him has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju begins to get to know Radha's great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju's world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will challenge both his sense of self and of the world around him.

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About two-thirds of this is excellent. Two brothers seem destined for cricketing greatness, if they can just navigate the maze of politics that is the Mumbai junior cricket circle, and the obsessive ... Read full review

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Selection Day, the newest novel by Booker Prize winning Aravind Adigo tells the story of a poor, abusive father who has driven away his wife and dedicated himself to making his two sons profession ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Madras (now Chennai) and grew up in Mangalore in the south of India. He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications including the New Yorker, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and the Times of India. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2008. His second novel, Last Man in Tower, was published in 2011.

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