Author(s): Hari Kunzru
In India, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is later cast out form his wealthy home when his true parentage is revealed. So begins Pran Nath's odyssey of self-discovery - a journey that will take him from the streets of Agra, via the red light district of Bombay, to the green lawns of England and beyond - as he struggles to understand who he really is.
Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 2003 and Betty Trask Award 2002. Shortlisted for Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 2002 and Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 2002.
"Riveting stuff, beautifully written... Superb" THE TIMES
Hari Kunzru was born in 1969 and lives in south-east London. He was an associate editor at WIRED and was named the OBSERVER Young Travel Writer of the Year in 1999. He is a contributing editor of MUTE magazine and music editor at WALLPAPER. THE IMPRESSIONIST is his first novel.