Quantcast 100 Shades Of White by Preethi Nair
Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube 
About The Book
Pinit    

100 Shades Of White


 On Sale: 29/04/2004
 Formats:     Paperback
Single-Click Shopping:
Select Booksellers


Book Description

A magical mixture of East meets West, and mothers in conflict with daughters - for anyone who enjoyed Bend it Like Beckham but prefers food to football. There's East. There's West. And then there's Maya... Maya, her mother, Nalini, and her brother, Satchin, have left a carefree life in India to come to England. But when Maya's father disappears, leaving only deceit and debt behind, they have to fend for themselves in a strange, damp land. Maya doesn't know of her father's betrayal, though. Nalini, determined to preserve her children's pride, tells them that their father died in an accident and, as their struggle to make a life begins, whole realities are built on this lie. While Nalini cooks exotic pickles which enchant all who eat them, Maya begins to adapt to her new home - the unfamiliar food, the language, the music - and then to explore and make bold plans.plans that her mother does not understand. But even a white lie cannot remain hidden forever - and when the truth resurfaces, it changes everything...


Author Extras
Reading Guides:

ISBN: 9780007143467; ISBN10: 000714346X; On Sale: 29/04/2004; Format: Paperback; Trimsize: 225 x 107 x 19 mm; Pages: 288; $20.99; ; BISAC1:FIC000000; BISAC2:003-251

Books by Preethi Nair
Gypsy Masala Gypsy Masala
'Tell me about your dreams, and if you have dared to follow them.' This is the challenge for three members of the Vishavan family. Evita (real name Molu, but she's always had a tendency towards the theatrical) is stuck in a 9-to-5 job until she hears the irresistible beat of a drum, summoning her...
One Hundred Shades of White One Hundred Shades of White
'I cannot easily put into words why I told my children their father had died. What was I supposed to tell them? The truth? 'Monu, Mol, your father has had enough of responsibility, he has another family, he's gone, left us.' Maybe there are one hundred shades for explaining truth, a spectrum from...
Beyond Indigo Beyond Indigo
A novel of painting, pretence and the strange ways in which truth makes itself known, from the author of One Hundred Shades of White. Nina's lost her job, boyfriend and faith in her guru in the space of 24 hours. Unable to tell her parents what has happened, she puts on a suit every day and...