White Tiger

White Tiger

By Aravind Adiga; John Lee (Narrated by); John Lee (Read by)

Tantor Audio, MP3 CD, 9781400156658

Publication Date: May 6, 2008

Description
No saris. No scents. No spices. No music. No lyricism. No illusions.This is India now.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 us 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. Born in a village in the dark heart of India, Balram gets a break when he is hired as a driver for a wealthy man, two Pomeranians (Puddles and Cuddles), and the rich man's (very unlucky) son.Through Balram's eyes, we see India as we've never seen it before: the cockroaches and the call centers, the prostitutes and the worshippers, the water buffalo and, trapped in so many kinds of cages that escape is (almost) impossible, the white tiger. And with a charisma as undeniable as it is unexpected, he teaches us that religion doesn't create morality and money doesn't solve every problem-but decency can still be found in a corrupt world, and you can get what you want out of life if you eavesdrop on the right conversations.


About the Author
Aravind Adiga was born in India in 1974 and attended Columbia and Oxford universities. A former correspondent for "Time" magazine, he has also been published in the "Financial Times". He lives in Mumbai, India.

JOHN LEE is a well-known herbalist, who practices in North Carolina and lectures widely.

John Lee has read more than one hundred audiobooks by such authors as Jack London, John Banville, Charles Dickens, and Patrick O'Brian. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films "Breathing Hard" and "Forfeit".


Praise For White Tiger

"A brutal view of India's class struggles is cunningly presented in Adiga's debut.... It's the perfect antidote to lyrical India." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review