In a village outside modern-day Calcutta, a young girl sends a baby floating down a sacred river towards an unknown destiny. The river will ultimately link the fate of young Karna to that of a host of other characters: his teenage mother, Koonty; his half-brother and rival, Arjuna; his destitute foster mother, Dolly; as well as ruthless street thugs, pariahs, and film stars. In this enchanting novel, which dips luxuriously into the richness of Indian myth and Hindu legend, Sara Banerji takes us on an exhilarating ride from the underworld of Calcutta, to Bollywood, up into the Himalayas, culminating—as the brothers fight for fame and fortune—in a race to the death that only one can win.
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Sara Banerji was born in England but lived in India for many years where she ran a dairy farm. She now lives in Oxford where she teaches creative writing.Review:
“Ingenious and surprising... an Indiacentric Ulysses.” -- The Times Literary Supplement
“Sara Banerji is a very gifted storyteller.... Shining Hero must be a serious contender for the Booker Prize.” -- The Times
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