The Hero's Walk

The Hero's Walk

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Sripathi Rao's life is as arid as the summers of Toturpuram, the dusty South Indian town where he lives. All he has wanted was an ordinary life with a solid job and a happy family. But Sripathi has never been a lucky man. Now aging and disenchanted, struggling to keep his job, Sripathi lives in his crumbling ancestral house with his lonely spinster sister, bitter manipulative mother, and a wife and son he hardly knows anymore. 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 who he has never seen. Confused, resentful, and scared Nandana has to adjust to a strange new family she has never met and to Toturpuram, a far cry from Vancouver. Warm, witty and wise, this is a beautifully written novel from the acclaimed author of "Tamarind Mem."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 22mm | 205g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747559295
  • 9780747559290

About Anita Rau Badami

Anita Rau Badami was born in India and lives in Vancouver.
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'A captivating writer, with a sharp sense of character and a humour that infuses the story with vitality.' - Helen Dunmore
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3,147 ratings
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4 41% (1,305)
3 31% (974)
2 6% (199)
1 2% (51)
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