Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008.
Large print ed.
397 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Recipient of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2008.
Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life -- having nothing but his own wits to help him along.