The Arrangements of Love

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The Arrangements of Love

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A rollicking exploration of love in its many guises Smoking a joint in the attic of his Westchester home, seventeen-year-old Nikhil Figgis finds a tattered copy of a novel called Georgetown among the folds of a red silk sari in a long-forgotten suitcase. Eleven years on, he has arrived in India armed with a stage adaptation of the novel to look for its author, who is also the father he has never known. But in India, as Nikhil discovers, destiny is master, and within a few short hours he is sucked into a whirlwind of events that leaves him bewildered and breathless. He misplaces the suitcase containing his precious script, the police mistake him for a terrorist, a baby crocodile turns up in his bathtub, and when he finally tracks his father down with the help of the attractive and spunky detective Apu, the temperamental and reclusive man refuses to acknowledge Nikhil as his son. But Nikhil has made up his mindhe will take in his stride all the mayhem India has to offer, for he must help his father remember again what it feels like to love and trust. Besides, he is irresistibly drawn to Apu, whose own scars need healing . . . Skilfully interweaving drama, romance and comedy, and packed with quirky, unforgettable characters, The Arrangements of Love is a wonderful novel about family and home and the intricacies of ordinary human relationships.

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A rollicking exploration of love in its many guises Smoking a joint in the attic of his Westchester home, seventeen-year-old Nikhil Figgis finds a tattered copy of a novel called Georgetown among the folds of a red silk sari in a long-forgotten suitcase. Eleven years on, he has arrived in India armed with a stage adaptation of the novel to look for its author, who is also the father he has never known. But in India, as Nikhil discovers, destiny is master, and within a few short hours he is sucked into a whirlwind of events that leaves him bewildered and breathless. He misplaces the suitcase containing his precious script, the police mistake him for a terrorist, a baby crocodile turns up in his bathtub, and when he finally tracks his father down with the help of the attractive and spunky detective Apu, the temperamental and reclusive man refuses to acknowledge Nikhil as his son. But Nikhil has made up his mindhe will take in his stride all the mayhem India has to offer, for he must help his father remember again what it feels like to love and trust. Besides, he is irresistibly drawn to Apu, whose own scars need healing . . . Skilfully interweaving drama, romance and comedy, and packed with quirky, unforgettable characters, The Arrangements of Love is a wonderful novel about family and home and the intricacies of ordinary human relationships.
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Title The Arrangements of Love Height
Timeri Murari Width
ISBN-13 9780143031499 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #014303149X Spine Width
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd Pages 304
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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