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Gifted

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Rumi Vashey is ten years, two months, thirteen days, two hours, forty-two minutes and six seconds old. The probability of her walking home from school with John Kemble is 0.2142, a probability severely reduced by the lacy frock and thick woollen tights she is forced to wear by her father. For Rumi is a gifted child and, as her father sees it, discipline is everything if the family is to have any hope of making its mark on its adoptive country. But Rumi is growing up and numbers no longer occupy her every waking moment: she abandons her homework to seek out friendship and replaces equations with stories from Malory Towers. And, as the pressure at home intensifies, so too does Rumi's desire for love. Nikita Lalwani's debut captures brilliantly the battle to come of age in an emotional and comic hinterland where history, arithmetic and cumin seeds all play a part.

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"Oustanding. Rich, vivid, fluent and well-paced with a wonderful cast of well-developed, engaging characters and a constantly surprising story line." - Gerard Woodward


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Hardback Editions

September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 0-385-66381-1 / 978-0-385-66381-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: random house
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gifted: A Novel
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 1-4000-6648-4 / 978-1-4000-6648-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita LALWANI
ISBN: 0-670-91707-9 / 978-0-670-91707-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gifted: A Novel
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 0-385-66382-X / 978-0-385-66382-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gifted: A Novel
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 0-8129-7794-7 / 978-0-8129-7794-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 0-14-103039-9 / 978-0-14-103039-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 0-14-103612-5 / 978-0-14-103612-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 0-670-91713-3 / 978-0-670-91713-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 0-14-310305-9 / 978-0-14-310305-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group
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Audio Editions

August 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Gifted: A Novel
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 1-4332-2928-5 / 978-1-4332-2928-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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March 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 1-4332-2925-0 / 978-1-4332-2925-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 1-4332-2926-9 / 978-1-4332-2926-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
ISBN: 1-4332-2929-3 / 978-1-4332-2929-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gifted: A Novel
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gifted
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gifted: A Novel
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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August 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Gifted: A Novel
Author(s): Nikita Lalwani
Publisher: Random House
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