One Day

One Day

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Author: Ardashir Vakil
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 293
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143031457


One Day is a twenty-four-hour journey into the lives and minds of Ben Tennyson, a middle-class English teacher; Priya Patnaik, his enigmatic, thirty-something Indian Londoner wife of eight years; and their small boy, Whacka. In the course of the day-which happens to be Whacka’s third birthday- we learn about a crisis that has thrown Ben and Priya’s marriage into turmoil.

Ardashir Vakil paints an unforgettable picture of the fin de siecle in one of the great cities of the world. How have this couple come to such an impasse in the middle of their lives? What are their dreams made of? What will happen to them? What has happened to London?

Ambitious, comic, deep, One Day holds up a mirror to our lives, our cities, our relationships, our personal histories, and our children.


Every page of the book twinkles with a mischievous humour – Hindustan Times

One Day skillfully counterpoints the small change of daily married life, with the deeper spiritual yearnings that lie under the surface.
-Sunday Telegraph

One Day inscribes Vakil's name..amid the stars-Independent on Suday