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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard - DESAI, Kiran

Faber & Faber, 1998, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of DJ ruffled, nicket at top leading corners.

Born during a torrential rainstorm, in Shahkot, India, to a mother whom the neighbours find distinctly odd, Sampath Chawla is a disappointment to his family. Nothing but trouble from the start, he disgraces himself at a wedding party, loses his job at the local post office and runs away from home to take refuge in the guava orchard, at the top of a guava tree. There he is mistaken for a holy man and seer when he reveals intimate secrets about the local inhabitants (gleaned from reading their mail in idle moments at the post office). His father can see there is money, at last, to be made from his idle son and sets about doing so with determination. A local journalist, however, is equally determined to unmask him. 160pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")

ISBN: 0571193366

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