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Get Lit: The White Tiger

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 1/8/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright's Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India's caste society.

The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China's impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society.
Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation--and a startling, provocative debut.

Get Lit is a book discussion group for those adventurous souls who would like to read a little something different. We meet at Crawford Brew Works (3659 Devils Glen Road). No reservations are needed, and participants do not need to finish the book or like the book to join in the discussion. For more information, please call 563-344-4187 or email dotten@bettendorf.org. Get Lit is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Location: Other
Other Information:
 literature program
Contact: David Otten
Contact Number: 563-344-4187