The Hero's Walk

The Hero's Walk

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Sripathi Rao's life is as arid as the dusty South Indian town where he lives. All he ever wanted was an ordinary life with a solid job and a happy family. But Sripathi has never been a lucky man. Now ageing and disenchanted, struggling to keep his job, Sripathi lives in the crumbling ancestral house with his lonely spinster sister, embittered mother, and a wife and son he hardly knows anymore. His only joy is his talented, vibrant daughter Maya. But when Maya marries Alan, a fellow student at her American university, Sripathi angrily cuts her off, until he receives a phone call from Vancouver informing him that Maya 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. Confused and scared, little Nandana must move to India, and adjust to a life with the family she has never met before.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 140 x 198 x 24mm | 299.38g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747557969
  • 9780747557968
  • 1,562,619

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Confident and engaging ... a wise and affectionate portrait ... teems with memorable characters and wry cameos' INDEPENDENT
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About Anita Rau Badami

Anita Rau Badami was born in India and lives in Vancouver.
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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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