Author: Anita Rau Badami
ISBN/UPC (if available): 074755711X
Warm, witty and wise, this is a beautifully written novel from the acclaimed author of Tamarind Mem.
Sripathi Rao's life is as arid as the summers of Toturpuram;, the dusty South Indian town where he lives. All he had wanted was an ordinary life with a solid job land a happy family. But Sripathi has never been a lucky man.
The only thing in his life that Sripathi Rao has been proud of is his talented vibrant daughter Maya. But when Maya marries Alan, a fellow student at her American University, Sripathi angrily cuts off all his ties with her. Then he receives a phone call from Vancouver informing him that daughter and her daughter have been killed in a car crash. All Sripathi is left with are his regrets and Maya's seven-year-old daughter Nandana whom he has never seen.
PRAISE FOR THE HERO'S WALK
Wry, wickedly subtle, it reminded me in the lovely luxurious way it surges along of V S Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas
- Margaret Forster
Both restrained and heartbreaking. Perfectly balanced.
- Publishers Weekly Standard Review
Like Rohinton Mistry and Shauna Singh Baldwin, completely readable.
- Toronto Star