Saturday, 31 March 2012

Book Club Selection: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

I hope you have been reading along with the rest of The More the Merrier Book Club; if you haven't there is still time to join in.  On Saturday, April 14th (1-2pm on CIUT 89.5 FM or www.ciut.fm), I'll be joined by a few TmTm on-air regulars to discuss Aravind Adiga's debut novel, The White Tiger. Winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize, this lively social satire is set in modern India, and most precisely into the world of Belram  Halwai, a "self-taught entrepreneur", servant, and murderer. There is a laugh on every page, but not everything in this story is funny. Through Belram's narration, we travel from the Darkness (inhabited by the poor) to the Light (inhabited by the rich and their pets), into areas and themes as complex as India's caste system.

The White Tiger is available in regular/LARGE PRINT, and CD through the Toronto Public Library http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ or at your local used/new bookstore.






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