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The Hope Factory

The Hope Factory

Where innocence, deceit and love collide

Anand is a Bangalore success story: successful, well-married, rich. At least, that’s how he appears. But if his little factory is to grow, he needs land and money and, in the New India, neither of these is easy to find.

Kamala, Anand’s family’s maid, lives perilously close to the edge of disaster. She and her clever teenage son have almost nothing, and their small hopes for self-betterment depend on the contentment of Anand’s wife: a woman to whom whims come easily.

But Kamala’s son keeps bad company. Anand’s marriage is in trouble. And the murky world where crime and wealth and politics meet is a dangerous place for good men, and those who rely on them
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 12th September 2013

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780755327898

Reviews

Praise for Lavanya Sankaran's The Red Carpet: The Red Carpet reads like a revelation. . . . I recommend this book so highly!
Washington Post
'Evocative debut depicting life at both ends of Bangalore's social scale. Vivid descriptions make the city as captivating as Sankaran's protagonists'
Daily Mail
An unusually elegant and nuanced portrait
John Dalton, author of <i>The Inverted Forest </i>
'Strong echoes of Dickens in this vibrant portrait of ambition and struggle in Bangalore'
Guardian
A vivid exposé of modern India's growing pains
Kirkus (starred review)
[An] animated debut . . . [These stories] are memorable for their subtle wit and convincing evocation of a dynamic world
Publishers Weekly
[A] well-crafted debut novel... Sankaran firmly establishes her talent through the nuances of her characters and a striking exploration of culture
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
'[A] masterful novel... impossible to put down. [A] compelling tale'
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