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Slumdog Millionaire Paperback – Dec 9 2008

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Dec 9 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554685133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554685134
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Fun, intelligent and leaves you wanting more.” (<em>Toronto Star</em>)

“A dream of a book.” (<em>Winnipeg Free Press</em>)

“This brilliant story, as colossal, vibrant and chaotic as India itself . . . it is not to be missed.” (<em>The Observer</em>)

“A rare, seemingly effortless brew of humour, drama, romance and social realism. . . . Swarup has achieved a triumph with this thrilling, endearing work which gets into the heart and soul of modern India.” (<em>New Zealand Herald</em>)

“Swarup is an accomplished storyteller, and [Slumdog Millionaire] has all the immediacy and impact of an oral account.” (<em>Daily Mail</em>)

“Mingling broad humour with incisive social comment . . . absorbing and richly entertaining reading.” (<em>The Times</em>)

“This lively picaresque novel has an original and telling premise . . . a colourful portrait of Indian society is painted with remarkable lightness and wit.” (<em>Sunday Telegraph</em>)

“A hugely successful mixture of satire and intrigue.” (<em>Independent on Sunday</em>)

“Sweet, sorrowful and funny. An enchanting tale.” (<em>The Sunday Tribune</em> (India))

“This page-turning novel reels from farce to melodrama to fairy tale.” (<em>You Magazine</em>)

About the Author

VIKAS SWARUP is the author of Slumdog Millionaire (previously published as Q & A), which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia), won the Boeke Prize (South Africa) and was made into a celebrated feature film that won eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. He has been a member of the Indian Foreign Service for over thirty years and was recently appointed as High Commissioner of India to Canada. He is also the author of the novels Six Suspects and The Accidental Apprentice. His books have been translated into over forty languages.


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