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In a voice that is by turns very funny and fiercely tender, Gifted by Nikita Lalwani brings us a captivating story of high aspirations and deep longing, and of the sometime loneliness of childhood. Cardiff in the 1980s is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the towns maths prodigy: untangling numbers and Rubiks Cubes protects her from the harsh vagari In a voice that is by turns very funny and fiercely tender, Gifted by Nikita Lalwani brings us a captivating story of high aspirations and deep longing, and of the sometime loneliness of childhood. Cardiff in the 1980s is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the towns maths prodigy: untangling numbers and Rubiks Cubes protects her from the harsh vagaries of the playground and gives a pattern to her world. But after years of her fathers determined tutoring, Rumi finds that numbers are beginning to lose their innocence. India infuses her with a romantic sense of belonging and, as she grows older, and desire becomes a dirty word in the Vasi household, the idea of love is opened up to painful examination. A sparkling funny and poignant study of a young maths prodigy struggling with her gift and a difficult family Gerard Woodward, Books Of The Year, Observer Superb, brilliantly realised. The searing narrative is unflinchingly and tenderly written Independent Compelling, heart-wrenching and laced with redemptive hope . . . Touching and funny Observer Nikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff. Her first novel Gifted was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She lives in London.

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In a voice that is by turns very funny and fiercely tender, Gifted by Nikita Lalwani brings us a captivating story of high aspirations and deep longing, and of the sometime loneliness of childhood. Cardiff in the 1980s is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the towns maths prodigy: untangling numbers and Rubiks Cubes protects her from the harsh vagari In a voice that is by turns very funny and fiercely tender, Gifted by Nikita Lalwani brings us a captivating story of high aspirations and deep longing, and of the sometime loneliness of childhood. Cardiff in the 1980s is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the towns maths prodigy: untangling numbers and Rubiks Cubes protects her from the harsh vagaries of the playground and gives a pattern to her world. But after years of her fathers determined tutoring, Rumi finds that numbers are beginning to lose their innocence. India infuses her with a romantic sense of belonging and, as she grows older, and desire becomes a dirty word in the Vasi household, the idea of love is opened up to painful examination. A sparkling funny and poignant study of a young maths prodigy struggling with her gift and a difficult family Gerard Woodward, Books Of The Year, Observer Superb, brilliantly realised. The searing narrative is unflinchingly and tenderly written Independent Compelling, heart-wrenching and laced with redemptive hope . . . Touching and funny Observer Nikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff. Her first novel Gifted was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She lives in London.
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Title Gifted Height 12.9
Nikita Lalwani Width 1.8
ISBN-13 9780141030395 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0141030399 Spine Width
Publisher Faber And Faber (penguin India) Pages 288
Edition Availability In Stock

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