The Orphan

The Orphan Sid s idyllic life in an affluent California suburb is shattered by a phone call that informs him of the death of his adoptive parents in a drunken driving accident in Mumbai Sid travels to Mumbai to

  • Title: The Orphan
  • Author: S.R. Nair
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sid s idyllic life in an affluent California suburb is shattered by a phone call that informs him of the death of his adoptive parents in a drunken driving accident in Mumbai Sid travels to Mumbai to dispose of the mortal remains of his parents Sudhir Kumar, the manager of Anand Ashram the orphanage where his parents were volunteering helps Sid in his mission Sid meetsSid s idyllic life in an affluent California suburb is shattered by a phone call that informs him of the death of his adoptive parents in a drunken driving accident in Mumbai Sid travels to Mumbai to dispose of the mortal remains of his parents Sudhir Kumar, the manager of Anand Ashram the orphanage where his parents were volunteering helps Sid in his mission Sid meets Ice Iyer an ambitious crime reporter who becomes his close confidant and friend A grief stricken Sid is confronted by crooked cops and corrupt politicians who try to intimidate him to prevent him from suing the errant driver Sanjay Khan, the uncrowned king of Bollywood, who is still agonizing over a broken relationship with the gorgeous Tulip Mohan Sanjay s coterie alternatively offers Sid money, threatens him, gets him arrested and eventually tries to have him killed Sanjay has a powerful ally in Nandu Palekar, the Machiavellian home minister Faced with a powerful adversary in an alien land, Sid is surprised to find support in his struggle for justice from Shardul Seth and Nana Patil Shardul Seth, the prominent and well connected attorney, is a business associate of Sid s father s closest friend Nana Patil, the wily septuagenarian politician on the verge of a political comeback, has his own reasons for helping Sid Sid befriends the children at the Anand Ashram orphanage where he meets beautiful Khairunnisa, the flaxen haired child woman who escapes from a marriage to a wealthy Arab 54 years older than her garrulous Lakshmi, who is rescued from a child trafficker, and many others with heart rending stories Sid s voyage of self discovery leads him to his birth parents, to a deeper appreciation of his adoptive parents and imbues his life with purpose and meaning.

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    1. Review originally posted in Abby's ShelvesThe Orphan is an interesting and faced paced book authored by S.R. Nair. The plots at a typical Indian Police station where an innocent looking chap locked in a stinking small cell. He introduces himself to a fellow cellmate as Sid Westin, the protagonist who is an adopted son of Indian Origin brought up by an American Couple and narrates his story. Even being adopted, he loved his surrogate parents so much that it never occurred to him to think about hi [...]

    2. Author S. R. Nair invites readers to explore the corruption, riches and poverty of India, seen through the eyes of a young American looking for his roots. Sid’s background is revealed with good timing as the young man comes to terms with the death of his adoptive parents. While Sid slowly learns where his anger should be directed, readers discover for themselves the strangely disorienting parallels between Indian corruption and American life. How can something so American as drunk driving kill [...]

    3. I am no stranger to Mr. Nair's writing. His style is quite interesting. I won't call it unique but interesting. He seems to have this habit of going straight into the topic. Plunging a reader directly into the plot without much padding. After reading the blurb I did get the insight where this story was leading. I was excited to know how an author visualizes what could have happened the night the 'accident' took place. Did it change the life of the individual or did he carry on the burden, which [...]

    4. Sid, the Indian Son of an American couple. He knew all the way that he was adopted. He loved his surrogate parents but did not quite like their fascination towards his birth nation. Brought up as an American, Sid has developed much repugnance towards stinky, mosquito infested, hot and untidy country, as he thinks about India. Fate brings him back to India when his parents are run over by a car. On reaching he realizes that it was a Bollywood superstar who was driving the car and soon he has to f [...]

    5. Interesting plot and fast-paced book! I read this book in one sitting and found it very enjoyable. It's set in Bombay, India, but told from the perspective of an American experiencing some of the nuances and corruption of the country for the first time. Worth a read!

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