Selection Day

3.27 based on 650 ratings & 128 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 10.08.2017
ISBN: 9781509806492
Number of pages: 352

Synopsis

BY THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR OF THE WHITE TIGER

'The most exciting novelist writing in English today' A. N. Wilson

Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know . . . Sometimes it seems as though everyone around him has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself.

When Manju begins to get to know Radha's great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju's world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will challenge both his sense of self and of the world around him . . .

In the media

Adiga seems boundlessly gifted . . . he has produced a nearly flawless novel, and further proof that he is among our finest contemporary novelists.
San Francisco Chronicle
Adiga’s barbed prose deftly skewers India’s tangled religious and class dynamics, and its literary stereotypes. One character notes, “What we Indians want in literature, at least the kind written in English, is not literature at all, but flattery.” To his credit, Adiga offers none.
New Yorker
Nobody can write with such dark wit about the story the social tumult of contemporary India like Aravind Adiga, who won the Booker prize for his 2008 debut, The White Tiger . . . Four years on, his characters' voices still jump off the page.
GQ