A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
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A TIME Magazine Pick
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One of Esquire's Best Best Books of the Year
A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu's debut novel tells the story of a family discovering what it means to "make it" in modern India. Mr. and Mrs. Jha had settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son's acceptance into an American business school. Then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money. Hilarious and wise, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and charm the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and the human drive to build and share a home.