ISBN 9789350299968,The Caretaker : A Novel

The Caretaker : A Novel

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ISBN 9789350299968
Publisher

Harper Collins Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13

ISBN 9789350299968

ISBN-10 9350299968
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

A compelling thriller that introduces a new hero for our times: Ranjit Singh, former captain in the Indian Army, illegal immigrant in the heart of white America and caretaker to the rich and famous. One harsh winter, Ranjit illegally moves his family into an empty, luxurious vacation home belonging to an African-OAmerican Senator. Ensconced in the house, he tries to forget his brief affair with Anna, the Senators wife, and focuses on providing for his family. But one night, their idyll is shattered when mysterious armed men break into the house, searching for an antique porcelain doll. Forced to flee, Ranjit is hunted by unknown forces and gets drawn into the Senators shadowy world. To save his family and solve the mystery of the doll, he must join forces with Anna, who has her own dark secrets. As he battles to save his family, Ranjits painful past resurfaces and he must finally confront the hidden event that destroyed his career in the Army and forced him to leave India. Tightly plotted, action-packed, smart and surprisingly moving, The Caretaker takes us from the desperate world of migrant workers to the elite African-American community of Marthas Vineyard and a secret high-altitude war between India and Pakistan. About the Author: A. X. Ahmad was raised in India, educated at Vassar College and M.I.T. and has worked as an international architect. As Amin Ahmad, his short stories and essays on immigrant life have been published in The Missouri Review, The Harvard Review, The New England Review, Narrative Magazine and The Good Men Project. He was a finalist for Glimmertrains Short Story Award and his work been listed in Best American Essays. He lives in Washington, D.C, where he teaches writing.

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