Young Ramchand rushes through the dusty streets of Amritsar, once again late for work. Chastised by his boss, he takes his place among the cottons and silks of the sari shop, selling yards of cloth to the wealthy and fashionable women of the town. Offered a glimpse of a more opulent world, Ramchand is seduced by the idea that he might somehow better himself. But making dreams real will come at a price that a poor shop assistant might not be able to pay Funny, compelling and unflinchingly honest, The Sari Shop is a heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to be someone else and a brilliantly clear-sighted debut.
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'Ambitious, compelling … Bajwa reaches for – and captures – the very soul of India’ -- Manil Suri, author of The Death of Vishnu Longlisted for the Orange Prize.
‘A savage satire of middle-class pretensions shot through with rich descriptions and moments of mellow comedy’ -- Literary Review
Rupa Bajwa was born in Amritsar, north India in 1976. She is currently based in Amritsar. The Sari Shop is her first novel.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141015616
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141015616