Released on 08 September 2016.

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Selection Day

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Selection Day is a captivating, witty novel by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga.

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

One of the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2017"

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

Couldn't be more vivid . . . comical and searing . . . Brings a family, a city and an entire country to scabrous and antic life.
Chicago Tribune
Scathingly satirical . . . Bitterly trenchant . . . filled with smart, spot-on observations
This is a novel with broad sweep, accomplished with commendable economy and humor, in a sinewy, compact prose that has the grace and power of a gifted athlete.
New York Times Book Review