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Selection day : a novel

by Adiga, Aravind,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 19 of 19 copies
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Summary
AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK

From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize­-winning author of The White Tiger , a dazzling new novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming-of-age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves.

Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket--if not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of CSI . But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju meets Radha's great rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and confident in all the ways Manju is not, everything in Manju's world begins to change, and he is faced by decisions that will challenge his understanding of it, as well as his own self.

Filled with unforgettable characters from across India's social strata--the old scout everyone calls Tommy Sir; Anand Mehta, the big-dreaming investor; Sofia, a wealthy, beautiful girl and the boys' biggest fan--this book combines the best of The Art of Fielding and Slumdog Millionaire for a compulsive, moving story of adolescence and ambition, fathers, sons, and brothers. Selection Day is Adiga's most absorbing, big-hearted novel to date, and proves why "with his gripping, amusing glimpse into the contradictions and perils of modern India, Aravind Adiga has cemented his reputation as the preeminent chronicler of his country's messy present" ( Newsweek ).
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* For a chutney salesman, slum-dweller like Mohan Kumar, a comfortable life in the crushing metropolis that is Mumbai is pretty much beyond reach. His only ticket to middle-class respectability lies in his boys: Radha and Manjunath. Radha shows infinite promise in cricket, India's national obsession, and the younger brother, Manju, is not lacking in talent either. Their mother might have escaped Mohan's punishing grip, but the boys' path is predetermined by their controlling father: there can be no junk food, no computer games; they are not even allowed to shave sacrifices made at the altar of cricket. Adiga (Last Man in Tower, 2011) searingly explores abusive parental control as the siblings come of age against contemporary India's explosive conflicts over class and religion. A master class in integrating character and landscape, Adiga's novel also portrays Mumbai as alternatively stifling and liberating. My life is not limited by your imagination, declares Manju, whose talent and sexuality veer from the prescribed course. But can this truism really apply to him? Can Manju break free from his father, from a harshly rigid society? Peppered with dashes of humor, this dark and unflinching story is an unqualified triumph. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The latest compelling novel from Man Booker Prize winner Adiga will be strongly promoted to his legions of fans and all lovers of superb fiction.--Apte, Poornima Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With his brilliant, raw energy ricocheting off of every line, Booker winner Adiga (White Tiger) turns his wry wit and his scrutiny to the youth leagues of cricket in Mumbai, following the successes and failures of teenage brothers Radha Krishna and Manjunath Kumar, who have been both formed and broken by their visionary but abusive father, Mohan. Brought to Mumbai as children after their mother left, the boys have grown up in a "one-room brick shed, divided by a green curtain." Ever since, they've spent every hour hoping and preparing for a different future, which they know depends on their ability to outshine all the other boys on the cricket field. To either help or hinder this process comes a cast of scouts, recruiters, and hangers-on, each of whom is etched with Adiga's trademark clarity-they are as defined by their fate as they are resentful of it. "Revenge is the capitalism of the poor," he writes, describing Mohan's resolve to prove the potential of his sons, as well as their eventual attempts to escape him. But the claim also fuels the energy of the novel as a whole, unraveling the tremendous grit and fierce inner conflicts that come with the pursuit of revenge. Though Radha is known throughout Mumbai as the "best batsman" and Manju the "second best batsman," this is shockingly upturned, a move from which no one ever quite recovers. Meanwhile, as Manju in particular comes of age, he wrestles with what the sport demands and what he's willing to sacrifice in turn. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Cricket players -- India -- Mumbai -- Fiction.
Slums -- India -- Mumbai -- Fiction.
Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
Cricket stories.
Bildungsromans.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 289 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781501150838
1501150839
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