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