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By Vikas Swarup

Vikas Swarup's awesome debut, which supplied the muse for the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, is a page-turning and beguiling tale of affection, perseverance, and drama.

Vikas Swarup's outstanding debut novel opens in a prison mobile in Mumbai, India, the place Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after adequately answering all twelve questions about India's greatest quiz exhibit, Who Will Win 1000000000? it truly is tough to think terrible orphan who hasn't ever learn a newspaper or long past to varsity may well win one of these contest. yet via a sequence of exhilarating stories Ram explains to his legal professional how episodes in his lifestyles gave him the reply to every question.

Ram takes us on an grand evaluation of his personal history—from the day he used to be discovered as a toddler within the outfits donation field of a Delhi church to his employment by means of a pale Bollywood big name to his event with a security-crazed Australian military colonel to his profession as an excessively artistic travel consultant on the Taj Mahal.

Swarup's Q & A is a captivating combination of excessive comedy, drama, and romance that unearths how we all know what we know—not on the subject of minutiae, yet approximately existence itself. slicing throughout humanity in all its squalor and glory, Vikas Swarup provides a kaleidoscopic imaginative and prescient of the fight among reliable and evil—and what occurs while one boy has no different selection in existence yet to outlive.

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