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'But it is as if I have broken some chain. And a rich swelling outwards of pleasure comes with being alive. Is this a beginning? Can I take the risk?' So begins the adventures of Boy; young, inexperienced, frustrated by his parents and the cloistered life he has led. One morning, while coming to terms with the fact that he has failed his school exams, his mother sends him...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Bloomsbury UK (first published February 1st 2004)
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Linda Lipko
This book initially held my attention. The descriptions were clear, the character was like able and the setting of India was interesting. After the first few chapters my mind wandered and I no longer wondered what was going to happen to the "boy".

Krish Burton feels smothered by his mother. He feels a great deal of anger and hostility toward his overbearing parents. Unable to separate the Indian culture from the obsessiveness of his parents, he longs to break free.

Early in the story we realize th...more
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