Author: Boman Desai
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172234015
A picaresque and hilarious story.
Meet Noshir Daruvala, twenty three years old, engineering student, struggling to make ends meet in Chicago, USA, hoping for a green card before he gets deported to Bombay, who offers Barbara, a gorgeous redhead, ex-playboy bunny, all American woman, a thousand dollars to marry him so he can become a citizen of the USA. It's a marriage of convenience, and Barbara has a live-in lover who continues to live in as a part of the deal.
Familiar story? Maybe, except that Barbara's lover is a woman. Then Noshir meets Blythe, who takes him under her wing, and that sort of squares things up . . . Except that Blythe has a boyfriend, Lex . . And so life moves on to Brij and Sheila and most importantly Lisa ...
Noshir gets a green card - but has he found love and happiness? The hint of an answer is to be found in some haunting meditations on racism, beauty, truth and love which follow in the wake of the zany misadventures, providing poignancy and gravity to an otherwise picaresque and hilarious story.