The Hero's WalkBook - 2001
"In the dusty seaside town of Toturouram on the bay of Bengal, the modern world is fast encroaching upon Sripathi Rao. His mother is disappointed that he never becamea doctor; his sister, longing for love, is the ban of local matchmakers; his only son prefers embarrassing student activism over employment; and his wife, though ever-dutiful, has become disillusioned and bitter. But the small disasters of everyday life wither when his beloved daughter - long-estranged because of her marriage to a white Canadian - and her husband are killed in a car crash. Nandana, their surviving seven-year-old daughter, is about to become Sripathi's reluctant ward and the wayward catalyst that forces him to come to terms with the pain of his loss.
Publisher: Toronto, ON :, Vintage Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited,, 2001, c2000
Edition: Vintage Canada edition
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 21cm