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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard: A Novel
by Kiran Desai | Literature & Fiction
Registered by spy-there of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 5/16/2018
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by spy-there from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

8 out of 10

Sampath Chawla was born during a memorizable monsoon, but his auspicious birth seems to have led to naught. He is daydreaming, sleeping at work, bored, good for nothing and just tries to avoid the responsibilities of adult life as much as possible. He is of course harassed by his family to find work, to do this, to do that, he is granted no moment of peace. Eventually he flees out of the village and climbs a guava tree.
When he finally is found by his family, they cannot lure him down. So they install themselves under the tree and gradually improve it with a hammock, a plateform, a hoist to elevate food, etc.
During his work at the post office, Sampath did read many private letters and now knows many secrets of many people. By revealing them in strategic moments, he soon is believed to be gifted with seer qualities, and he gets known as the holy baba in the tree. The family makes the best of it, opens a stall with refreshments, organises buses which transport the admirers, sells sweetmeats as offerings to the guru ... and sells them again the next day, since Sampath is unable to eat them all.
I was appalled by the crazy mother who steals rare birds from the zoo to cook them, but else, this is a delightful, funny and charming first novel. I've put Desai's second book on my wish list. 


Journal Entry 2 by spy-there at Café Gloria (OBCZ) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Journal Entry 3 by spy-there at Café Gloria (OBCZ) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Released 5 mos ago (5/17/2018 UTC) at Café Gloria (OBCZ) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland

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happy reading, manuma :) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingOBCZ-TeddysDenwing at Herisau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden Switzerland on Monday, May 21, 2018

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Well, another great read..my day soon has to become 25 hours ;-)
in order to being able to read all this most interesting books. 


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