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Dec Book Read: The Windfall By Disksha Basu

Hosted by the Consul of the Singapore Page Turners Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 12 Dec 16:00 - 18:00

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Please remember to cancel your attendance if something comes up last minute and you can no longer make it. The book is available in the public library.

About the book:
The Jhas are moving up. For the past thirty years, their lives have been defined by cramped spaces and gossipy neighbors. But when Mr. Jha comes into an enormous sum of money—the result of an unexpectedly successful internet venture—he moves his reluctant wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, ultimately forcing them, and their son, to reckon with who they are and what really matters to them. Hilarious and wise, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and heart the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and, above all, the human drive to build and share a home. Even the rich, it turns out, need to belong somewhere.

About the Author:
Originally from New Delhi, India, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and now divides her time between New York City and Mumbai.