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Beach Boy

(1997)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
In this award-winning novel, set in Bombay in the early 1970s, Cyrus Readymoney, the eight-year-old son of a successful shipping broker and a beautiful former tennis star, introduces us to his magical universe of movies and mischief, sex and samosas, tennis tournaments and truancy from school. His mind is filled with daydreams of becoming a grown-up, but with the collapse of his parents' marriage and his father's sudden death, Cyrus finds himself caught between the innocence of youth and the responsibilities of adulthood.

With an acute ear for the nuances of Indian English and a comic appreciation of a boy's life, Ardashir Vakil creates an extraordinarily vivid tableau of India while at the same time drawing a rich portrait of adolescence and its appetites.



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Hardback Editions

August 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beach Boy: A Novel
Author(s): Ardashir Vakil
ISBN: 0-684-85299-3 / 978-0-684-85299-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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May 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: Beach Boy
Author(s): Ardashir Vakil
ISBN: 0-241-13760-8 / 978-0-241-13760-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

August 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beach Boy: A Novel
Author(s): Ardashir Vakil
ISBN: 0-684-85300-0 / 978-0-684-85300-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beach Boy
Author(s): Ardashir Vakil
ISBN: 0-14-026489-2 / 978-0-14-026489-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Title: Beach Boy Intl Edition
Author(s): Ardashir Vakil
ISBN: 0-684-85649-2 / 978-0-684-85649-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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