The Sari Shop

The Sari Shop

A Novel

Book - 2004 | 1st American ed
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This paperback edition of Bajwa's "ambitious and compelling debut" (Manil Suri, author of "The Death of Vishnu") about a young man from modern-day India looking for his destiny includes a reading group guide.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393059229
0393059227
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 22 cm

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crankylibrarian Oct 15, 2011

A heartbreaking indictment of India's class divide. Ramchand is a lowly sari wala in a shop catering to Amritsar's most exclusive clientele: bored, self-indulgent, and often viciously competitive wives and daughters of the elite. A series of chance encounters throw him into contact with two very different women at opposite ends of the social hierarchy; his futile attempts to rescue one and communicate with the other force Ramchand to confront the maddening injustice and cruelty of his situation and the impossibility of change.

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