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The Sari Shop

(2004)
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Young Ramchand rushes through the dusty streets of Amritsar, once again late for work. Chastised by his boss, he takes his place among the cottons and silks of the sari shop, selling yards of cloth to the wealthy and fashionable women of the town. Offered a glimpse of a more opulent world, Ramchand is seduced by the idea that he might somehow better himself. But making dreams real will come at a price that a poor shop assistant might not be able to pay Funny, compelling and unflinchingly honest, The Sari Shop is a heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to be someone else and a brilliantly clear-sighted debut.

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"Ambitious, compelling ... Bajwa reaches for - and captures - the very soul of India." - Manil Suri


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June 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sari Shop
Author(s): Rupa Bajwa
ISBN: 0-393-05922-7 / 978-0-393-05922-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sari Shop
Author(s): Rupa Bajwa
ISBN: 0-670-91472-X / 978-0-670-91472-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sari Shop: A Novel
Author(s): Rupa Bajwa
ISBN: 0-393-32690-X / 978-0-393-32690-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sari Shop
Author(s): Rupa Bajwa
ISBN: 0-14-101561-6 / 978-0-14-101561-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sari Shop
Author(s): Rupa Bajwa
ISBN: 0-14-303158-9 / 978-0-14-303158-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

May 2005 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sari Shop
Author(s): Rupa Bajwa
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK