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ISBN13: 9780385493703
ISBN10: 0385493703
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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. A sullen government worker, Sampath is inspired only when in search of a quiet place to take his nap. "But the world is round," his grandmother says. "Wait and see! Even if it appears he is going downhill, he will come up the other side. Yes, on top of the world. He is just taking a longer route." No one believes her until, one day, Sampath climbs into a guava tree and becomes unintentionally famous as a holy man, setting off a series of events that spin increasingly out of control. A delightfully sweet comic novel that ends in a raucous bang, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard is as surprising and entertaining as it is beautifully wrought.

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"Enchanting....A meticulously crafted piece of gently comic satire that attests to the author's pitch-perfect ear for character and mood, and her natural storytelling gifts." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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"Clearly envisioned and opulently told." Chicago Tribune

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"Delectable....With this sprightly first novel, Kiran Desai takes her place among the pack of gifted young Indian writers." The Wall Street Journal

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"Crackling, witty, sharply visual prose....[Desai] is a delightfully funny, amiable satirist." Atlantic Monthly

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"A festival of comic eccentricity...exudes charisma, poetry, and joy in language and life." Baltimore Sun

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"A charming, lyrical fable about destiny and the nature of kinship." Harper's Bazaar

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"Wryly hilarious...a roller-coaster ride through the nonsense of chance and human foolishness." Portland Oregonian

About the Author

Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971 and educated in India, England, and the United States. She is currently studying at Columbia University, where she is the recipient of a Woolrich fellowship. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and Salman Rushdie's anthology Mirrorwork: Fifty Years of Indian Writing.

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eewrite, December 6, 2006 (view all comments by eewrite)
Well written. Intelligent. A pleasure to read. The prose reads like freshly plucked avacados. It's delicious. If you enjoyed The Inheritance of Loss, you will simply adore this little gem.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385493703
Author:
Desai, Kiran
Publisher:
Anchor
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
India
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Sadhus
Subject:
India Fiction.
Subject:
Sadhus -- India -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990518
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.94x5.30x.63 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385493703 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Enchanting....A meticulously crafted piece of gently comic satire that attests to the author's pitch-perfect ear for character and mood, and her natural storytelling gifts."
"Review" by , "Clearly envisioned and opulently told."
"Review" by , "Delectable....With this sprightly first novel, Kiran Desai takes her place among the pack of gifted young Indian writers."
"Review" by , "Crackling, witty, sharply visual prose....[Desai] is a delightfully funny, amiable satirist."
"Review" by , "A festival of comic eccentricity...exudes charisma, poetry, and joy in language and life."
"Review" by , "A charming, lyrical fable about destiny and the nature of kinship."
"Review" by , "Wryly hilarious...a roller-coaster ride through the nonsense of chance and human foolishness."
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