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The Heros Walk Anita Rau Badami 1565123123 9781565123120 In a small town by the Bay of Bengal in India, Sripathi Rao, a headstrong man and disenchanted copywriter, lives in his crumbling ancestral home, uncomfortably aware of the
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The Heros Walk by Anita Rau Badami

In a small town by the Bay of Bengal in India, Sripathi Rao, a headstrong man and disenchanted copywriter, lives in his crumbling ancestral home, uncomfortably aware of the encroaching modern world. Then, early one morning, Sripathi is awakened by a call from Canada: his long-estranged daughter and her husband have been killed in a car accident. Their surviving seven-year-old child, Nandana, is about to become his reluctant ward. Yet Nandana has never met her grandfather, has never been to India, and hasnt spoken a word since the tragedy. With The Heros Walk, Anita Rau Badami ushers us into the colorful lives of the Rao family: Nirmala, Sripathis frustrated but dutiful wife; Ammayya, his miserly and eccentric mother; his sister, Putti, unmarried and in her forties, still dreaming of love; and Arun, his only son, an unemployed environmental crusader. When Sripathi brings Nandana to India, life suddenly changes for the entire family. Small, silent Nandana, in fact, may be the one person who can bring harmony into the house and hope back into her grandfathers life. Steeped in the colors, customs, and sensuality of India, The Heros Walk is a moving story that shows the potential for heroism in the small acts of ordinary people. It presents a family in all its messy, glorious contradictions with insight, humor, and compassion. And it marks the arrival of a gifted writer of uncommon talent and heart.

Author: Anita Rau Badami

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 359

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Publication Date: 2001-05-01

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ISBN: 1565123123


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