Ghachar Ghochar (Compact Disc)

By Vivek Shanbhag, Srinath Perur (Translator), Neil Shah (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781538400203

Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/7/2017)
MP3 CD (2/7/2017)
Compact Disc (2/7/2017)

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Description

Bangalore, present day. A young man's close-knit family is nearly destitute when his uncle founds a successful spice company, changing their fortunes overnight. As they move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house and try to adjust to a new way of life, allegiances realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background. Things become "ghachar ghochar"--a nonsense phrase uttered by one of the characters that comes to mean something tangled beyond repair, a knot that can't be untied. Elegantly written and punctuated by moments of unexpected warmth and humor, Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings--and consequences--of financial gain in contemporary India.