Hari and his sister Lila are the eldest children of an Indian family. There mother is ill and their father spends most of his time in a drunken stupor. Despite the family's poverty they work together with a passionate aim: to secure a place for their family and their village in a future shot through with change. This is a story about growing up in a beautiful and fascinating country.
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Anita Desai was born and brought up in India and has written widely for both adults and children. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and has won the Guardian Fiction Award.
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Book Description Puffin, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140325050
Book Description Penguin USA (P), 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140325050