Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life - and his destiny - is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family in America.
Chellamuthu is suddenly surrounded by a foreign land and a foreign language. He can't tell people that he already has a family and becomes consumed by a single impossible question: How do I get home? But after more than a decade, home becomes a much more complicated idea as the Indian boy eventually sheds his past and receives a new name: Taj Khyber Rowland.
It isn't until Taj meets an Indian family who help him rediscover his roots - as well as marrying Priya, his wife, who helps him unveil the secrets of his past - that he begins to discover the truth he has all but forgotten. Taj is determined to return to India and begin the quest to find his birth family. But is it too late? Is it possible that his birth mother is still looking for him? And which family does he belong to now?
From the best-selling author of The Rent Collector, this is a deeply moving and gripping journey about discovering oneself and the unbreakable family bonds that connect us forever.
©2016 Camron Wright (P)2016 Shadow Mountain
This book made me laugh and also made me tear up. It was an extraordinary and heart wrenching story and it was written in a way that made it possible for my young daughter to listen along with me. I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it to everyone.
In so many ways this story is
heartbreaking; in so many ways absolutely heartwarming. Worth the read!
I loved this haunting story--so unfathomable it is hard to believe it was based on truth...yet it was. The narrator, with his British accent, was a perfect choice for this story. His voice was seamless with each new character representation. This is a must-read for anyone who loves the combination of spices in a complex curry, as the author creates a curry of a story with his perfect blend of words.
The author does an amazing job of writing -- his writing is so beautiful. The story is also amazing. I loved the book!!!
All of it. Captured my attention from the very beginning and kept it during the whole story. Possibly the best book I have listened to in the last couple of years.
Loved, loved, loved this book! It is read with an Indian accent, but the accent is not so thick as to be difficult to understand. Great characters, great story....don't miss out on this one!
The reader does a great job with several accents and voices, through it was read slow. The story is interesting and as a reader I was curious how it would all come togeyher at the end. But the summary tells us pretty much the first third of the book. So I didn't become interested until that point.
People do hard things everyday. This book is well written and the audio is well done. I like factual stories and highly recommend this book as it relates to life, family and hope.
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