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Amnesty (Paperback)

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'Adiga has more to say than most novelists, and about 50 more ways to say it . . . [He] is a startlingly fine observer . . . Reading him you get a sense of having your finger on the planet's pulse . . . You come to this novel for its author's authority, wit and feeling on the subject of immigrants' lives.' New York Times


Danny - formerly Dhananjaya Rajaratnam - is an undocumented Sri Lankan immigrant. Denied refugee status, working as a cleaner and living out of a grocery storeroom in Sydney, for four years he has been trying to create a new identity for himself, finally coming as close as he ever has to living a normal life.


One morning, Danny learns that his client Radha Thomas has been murdered. A jacket was left at the scene, which he believes belongs to another client, a doctor with whom Radha was having an affair. Suddenly Danny is confronted with a choice: Come forward as a witness and risk being deported? Or say nothing, and let justice go undone? Over the course of a single ordinary, yet extraordinary day, he must wrestle with his conscience and decide if a person without rights nevertheless has responsibilities . . .


'Danny's voice, in its sheer everyday ordariness, will stay with you a long time.' Daily Mail


'Searing . . . A tremendously humane read . . . Adiga is unwavering in the spotlight he trains on . . . a country that promises a "fair go" for all but treats its asylum seekers with hostility and contempt.' Financial Times



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesMigration, immigration & emigration Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 21/01/2021 ISBN-13: 9781509879052  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Madras (now Chennai). He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications including the New Yorker, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and the Times of India. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 2008.

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