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3.36  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
'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
Mar 15, 2012 Linda Lipko rated it did not like it
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
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Ingrid
Aug 30, 2015 Ingrid rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels, 2015
A little bit slow in the start but the story got speed and was exciting and interesting and kept my attention to the end. How a young boy can mature in just a couple of days, getting real life experiences. Enjoyed it and will definitively read another book from this author.
Sarah
Apr 22, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
I read this ages ago, and scored it highly.

I think I want to read it again before I review it properly.

About a young man in Mauritius. Drugs. Strikes.
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