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The Invitation

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
A moving story that redefines the meaning of family, friendship, and success among a group of first-generation Indian immigrants.

When Vikram invites three of his college friends to his son's graduation from MIT, they accept out of obligation and curiosity, viewing the party as a twenty-fifth reunion of sorts. Village genius Vikram, now the founder of a lucrative computer company, is having the party against his son's wishes. Frances and Jay regret accepting: Frances, a real estate agent, hasn't sold a house in a year; Jay's middle management job isn't brag worthy; and their daughter is failing the eleventh grade. Lali plans to hide the fact that her once-happy marriage is crumbling because her American husband is discovering his Jewish roots. Each had left UCLA expecting to be successful and have even more successful children. At Vikram's Newport Beach mansion, the showmanship they anticipate dissolves as each is forced to deal with his or her own problems. The follow-up to A Good Indian Wife, Anne Cherian's novel resonates with the poignancy of real life colliding with expectations unmet.

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Hardback Editions

May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Invitation: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Cherian
ISBN: 0-393-08160-5 / 978-0-393-08160-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Invitation: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Cherian
ISBN: 0-393-34548-3 / 978-0-393-34548-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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October 2012 : Paperback
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Title: The Invitation
Author(s): Anne Cherian
ISBN: 9350095424 / 978-9350095423
Publisher: HACHETTE INDIA(RS)
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Invitation: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Cherian
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Invitation: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Cherian
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Invitation: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Cherian
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Invitation: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Cherian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA