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Slumdog millionaire : a novel

by Swarup, Vikas.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - East Liberty Fiction Collection FICTION Swarup
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Swarup
 
 
CLP - West End Fiction Collection FICTION Swarup
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Swarup
 
 
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Fiction Fic Swa
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  Fic Swa
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC SWARUP
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC SWARUP
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Fiction Fic Swarup
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  Fic Swarup
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Fiction FIC SWA
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC SWA
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction SWARUP Vikas
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  SWARUP Vikas
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Fiction SW
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  SW
 
 
Summary
Vikas Swarup's spectacular debut novel opens in a jail cell in Mumbai, India, where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all twelve questions on India's biggest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion? It is hard to believe that a poor orphan who has never read a newspaper or gone to school could win such a contest. But through a series of exhilarating tales Ram explains to his lawyer how episodes in his life gave him the answer to each question. Ram takes us on an amazing review of his own history -- from the day he was found as a baby in the clothes donation box of a Delhi church to his employment by a faded Bollywood star to his adventure with a security-crazed Australian army colonel to his career as an overly creative tour guide at the Taj Mahal. Swarup's Q & A is a beguiling blend of high comedy, drama, and romance that reveals how we know what we know -- not just about trivia, but about life itself. Cutting across humanity in all its squalor and glory, Vikas Swarup presents a kaleidoscopic vision of the struggle between good and evil -- and what happens when one boy has no other choice in life but to survive.
Additional Information
Subjects Television quiz shows -- India -- Fiction.
Waiters -- India -- Fiction.
Poor -- India -- Fiction.
Billionaires -- Fiction.
Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher New York :Scribner,2008
Edition Scribner trade pbk. ed.
Other Titles Q & A
Slum dog millionaire
Language English
Notes "Originally published as Q & A"--Cover.
Includes reading group guide (p. [320]-[323]).
Description x, 318 pages, 5 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781439136652 (pbk.)
1439136653 (pbk.)
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