The Hero's Walk

The Hero's Walk

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The only thing in his life that Sripathi Rao has been proud of is his talented, vibrant daughter Maya. But when Maya marries Alan, a fellow student at her American university, Sripathi angrily cuts off all his ties with her. Then he receives a phone call from Vancouver informing him that his daughter and her husband have been killed in a car crash. All Sripathi is left with are his regrets and Maya's seven-year-old daughter Nandana whom he has never more

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  • Paperback | 359 pages
  • 145 x 207mm | 472g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 074755711X
  • 9780747557111

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"Engrossing . . . Fascinating . . . This book demands to be read straight through."-"The Washington Post Book World ""DEFT AND KNOWING . . . Badami's prose is lovely, almost poetic, and her ear for dialogue and the idiosyncrasies of her characters' speech rings true. . . . An intimate look into the hearts and minds of a complicated, quarrelsome, yet deeply loving family."-"Richmond Times-Dispatch ""COMPELLING . . .[A] LUSH EVOCATION OF INDIAN LIFE . . . [with] often laugh-out-loud funny dialogue." "A WONDERFULLY TEXTURED TALE whose poignant events are imbued with truthfulness . . . Badami joins the ranks of such internationally celebrated authors as Michael Ondaaje."-"The London Free Press"show more

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3,019 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 19% (587)
4 41% (1,250)
3 31% (939)
2 6% (194)
1 2% (49)
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