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The Hero's Walk

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The Hero's Walk

In a small town in India, Sripathi Rao struggles to support his unappreciative family. His wife, though subservient, blames him for refusing to communicate with their daughter Maya, who defied tradition by breaking her engagement to a well-to-do Brahmin and marrying a Caucasian she met in Canada. Then a phone call brings tragedy: Maya and her husband have been killed in an accident leaving Sripathi to be their daughter's guardian. Sripathi travels to Vancouver to bring the child back to India. Nandana has not spoken since she heard about her parents' death. Terrified, she resists her distant grandfather. Filled with guilt about his daughter, Sripathi finds everything in his life falling apart. But circumstances soon change as Nandana unexpectedly begins to bring hope into all their lives.

The Hero's Walk
by Anita Rau Badami

  • Publication Date: February 26, 2002
  • Paperback: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN-10: 0345450922
  • ISBN-13: 9780345450920