The Accidental Apprentice (eBook)

by Vikas Swarup

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As heard on BBC Woman's Hour

From the author of the book behind the blockbuster movie Slumdog Millionaire, a brilliant novel about life changing in an instant.

In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate...

What would you do if, out of the blue, a billionaire industrialist decided to make you the CEO of his company? No prior business experience necessary. There is only one catch: you need to pass seven tests from the 'textbook of life'.

This is the offer made to Sapna Sinha, an ordinary salesgirl in an electronics boutique in downtown Delhi, by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men.
Thus begins the most challenging journey of Sapna's life, one that will test her character, her courage and her capabilities. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. At stake is a business empire worth ten billion dollars, and the future she has always dreamt of. But are the seven tests for real or is Acharya playing a deeper game, one driven by a perverse fantasy?

From the acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire, one of the biggest films of the decade, comes this compelling, suspenseful tale of the power of dreams, the lure of money and the universal need to know who we are.

Praise for The Accidental Apprentice:
'It's easy to forget that before it was retitled for Hollywood, Slumdog Millionaire was a novel called Q&A, which makes its author, Vikas Swarup, probably the most successful Indian author you've never heard of.... Gripping stuff... Perhaps The Accidental Apprentice is awaiting its Danny Boyle' The Times
Praise for Q&A/Slumdog Millionaire
'A colourful portrait of Indian society is painted with remarkable lightness and wit' Sunday Telegraph
'Absorbing and richly entertaining reading' The Times

Product details

Published
25/04/2013

Publisher
Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN
9781471113185


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