- btb-Verlag (Germany)
- Gimm-Young (South-Korea)
- Scribe (World English)
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About the book
There is no doubt in his father’s mind: this will be a girl. The birth announcement cards for Eva van der Kwast are waiting at the printer’s. When, however, to his parents’ great consternation, Ernest is the one born in 1981 in the hospital in Mumbai, India, his relationship with them promises from that moment on to be a complicated one.
In a novel that that introduces a parade of variegated characters, from Bollywood-star uncle Sharma to the talented heptathlete aunt Jasleen, it is Van der Kwast’s mother, equally as tyrannical as she is loving, who forms the linchpin around which these infectious stories revolve. She is woman with an iron will, a hilarious thoroughness and a deep sadness for her handicapped son Ashirwad. Mama Tandoori intrigues, astonishes and moves. It is sure to have you smiling from beginning to end.