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The Amazing Racist

The Amazing Racist by Chhimi Tenduf-La
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‘Outrageously funny and deeply moving. In this cracker of a debutnovel, Tenduf-La writes on Sri Lanka from the intriguing perspectiveof the outsider inside.’ – Ashok Ferrey, author of The ProfessionalEddie Trusted, an English school teacher in Colombo, wants to spendhis life with Menaka Rupasinghe, a vibrant Sri Lankan beauty, butas with all matters of the heart, there’s an obstacle. If Eddie wantsto wed Menaka, it is Thilak Rupasinghe, her orthodox terror of afather, whom he must woo and whose farts he must kiss – Thilakwants his daughter to marry someone of the same race, religion andcaste, and if possible from the same locality.In a desperate bid to make his dream a reality, Eddie tries to connectwith Thilak in other ways – eating curries that make him bleed spiceand breathe fire, driving drunk through red lights, threatening co-workers with violence, and sleeping with snakes. But will Eddie everbe good enough for a man who hates the colour of his skin?Sparkling with wit and featuring an endearing cast of characters,The Amazing Racist is the story of a man who finds a home amongstrangers, of a father-in-law whose bark is worse than his bite, and ofbonds that grow to be stronger than family ties.'
Hachette India; January 2015
239 pages; ISBN 9789350099131
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Title: The Amazing Racist
Author: Chhimi Tenduf-La
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