Selection Day

Selection Day is the fourth novel from Man Booker Prize winner Aravida Adiga.

Aravind Adiga

Manjunath Kumar is 14 and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket — if not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of CSI. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju meets Radha's great rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and confident in all the ways Manju is not, everything in Manju's world begins to change and he is faced by decisions that will challenge his understanding of it, as well as his own self. (From Scribner)

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