Selection Day (Paperback)
SOON TO BE A NETFLIX SERIES
AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * AÂ NEW YORK TIMESÂ andÂ WASHINGTON POSTÂ NOTABLE BOOK
From the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author ofÂ The White Tiger, a âferociously brilliantâ (Slate) novel about two brothers coming of age in a Mumbai slum, raised by their crazy, obsessive father to be cricket champions.
Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricketâif not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of CSI. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesnât know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju meets Radhaâs great rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and confident in all the ways Manju is not, everything in Manjuâs world begins to change, and he is faced by decisions that will challenge his sense of self and of the world around him.
Filled with unforgettable characters from across Indiaâs social strataâthe old scout everyone calls Tommy Sir; Anand Mehta, the big-dreaming investor; Sofia, a wealthy, beautiful girl and the boysâ biggest fanâSelection DayÂ âbrings a family, a city, and an entire country to scabrous and antic lifeâ (Chicago Tribune).