Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

eBook - 2009
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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard-Desai's dazzling debut novel-is a wryly hilarious and poignant story that simultaneously captures the vivid culture of the Indian subcontinent and the universal intricacies of human experience. Sampath Chawla was born in a time of drought into a family not quite like other families, in a town not quite like other towns. After years of failure at school, failure at work, of spending his days dreaming in tea stalls, it does not seem as if Sampath is going to amount to much-until one day he climbs a guava tree in search of peaceful contemplation and becomes unexpectedly famous as a holy man, sending his tiny town into turmoil. A syndicate of larcenous, alcoholic monkeys terrorize the pilgrims who cluster around Sampath's tree, spies and profiteers descend on the town, and none of Desai's outrageous characters goes unaffected as events spin increasingly out of control.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009
ISBN: 9780802194916
0802194915
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Sep 10, 2010

Very colourful story and funny. On page 55 there is a hilarious description of how perfect Indian bride should be.

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