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Literary Fiction

The Windfall

Debut
We love supporting debut authors. Congrats, Diksha Basu, on your first novel!

by Diksha Basu

Quick take

A bubbly, fun, witty comedy of manners about a family attempting a lifestyle upgrade in Delhi.

Why I love it

Whenever the weather turns hot all I want to do is read gossipy, effervescent novels about people surfing precarious social tides and trying to make it to dry land in one piece. The Windfall quenches just that thirst: a bubbly, fun, witty comedy of manners about a family attempting a lifestyle upgrade in Delhi. It’s a story about ambition, family secrets, and the pride before the fall.

When Mr. Jh...

Synopsis

A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu’s debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to 'œmake it' in modern India.

For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha’s lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they’d settled comfortably into their golden years, pl...

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