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Publisher Comments:

No saris. No scents. No spices. No music. No lyricism. No illusions.

This is India now.

Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life—having nothing but his own wits to help him along. Born in a village in the dark heart of India, Balram gets a break when he is hired as a driver for a wealthy man, two Pomeranians (Puddles and Cuddles), and the rich man's (very unlucky) son.

Through Balram's eyes, we see India as we've never seen it before: the cockroaches and the call centers, the prostitutes and the worshippers, the water buffalo and, trapped in so many kinds of cages that escape is (almost) impossible, the white tiger. And with a charisma as undeniable as it is unexpected, he teaches us that religion doesn't create morality and money doesn't solve every problem—but decency can still be found in a corrupt world, and you can get what you want out of life if you eavesdrop on the right conversations.

Synopsis:

Set in a raw and unromanticized India, The White Tiger—the first-person confession of a murderer—is as compelling for its subject matter as it is for the voice of its narrator: amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing.

About the Author

Aravind Adiga was born in India in 1974 and attended Columbia and Oxford universities. A former correspondent for "Time" magazine, he has also been published in the "Financial Times". He lives in Mumbai, India.
JOHN LEE is a well-known herbalist, who practices in North Carolina and lectures widely.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400136650
Author:
Adiga, Aravind
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Read by:
Lee, John
Read:
Lee, John
Narrated by:
Lee, John
Narrated:
Lee, John
Author:
Lee, John
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.6 lb

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