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Ghachar Ghochar (Kobo eBook)
**ONE OF THE *NEW YORK TIMES *CRITICS' TOP BOOKS OF 2017
“A modern classic." —The New York Times Book Review**
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 on the other side of Bangalore, and try to adjust to a new way of life, the family dynamic begins to shift. 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 meaning 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.
"A classic tale of wealth and moral ruin." —The New Yorker
"*Ghachar Ghochar *introduces us to a master." —The Paris Review
Named a Best Book of the Year by the *Guardian, Globe and Mail, *and *Publishers Weekly *
Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award