Between the Assassinations
This is the dazzling second book from the winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize and Nibbies 'Author of the Year' Aravind Adiga: one of the summer's most eagerly anticipated paperbacks and an Atlantic Superlead title. Nestling on India's southern coast lies the town of Kittur. Ranging through the city's streets and schoolyards, bedrooms and businesses, its inner workings and its outer limits, through the myriad and distinctive voices of its inhabitants, Aravind Adiga brings an entire world vividly and unforgettably to life.
Shortlisted for John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize 2009.
'The joy of reading Between the Assassinations derives from the life he breathes into his characters... They are fraught with conflicting desires that time after time end in violence, madness or stifling frustration... This is fiction at its most ambitious and incisive and every bit as impressive as his debut.' Sunday Telegraph 'Adiga...has boldly gone where few Indian writers choose to venture, casting his gaze beyond the complacent smugness of middle-class drawing rooms to the anger and squalor lurking in the underbelly of urban India.' Vikas Swarup, Guardian 'Wonderful... With Between the Assassinations, Adiga has demonstrated that he is an important literary talent, a writer capable of evocation without extravagance, a sensitive chronicler of modern India.' Telegraph 'Lively and keenly observed.' Sunday Times
Aravind Adiga was born in Madras in 1974. He studied at Columbia and Oxford Universities. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for 2008. A former Indian correspondent for Time magazine, his writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Financial Times, and the Sunday Times among other publications. He lives in Mumbai.