A son of the circus

‘The doctor was fated to go back to Bombay; he would keep returning again and again – if not forever, at least for as long as there were dwarves in the circus.’ Born a Parsi in Bombay, sent to university and medical school in Vienna, Dr Farrokh Daruwalla is a Canadian citizen – a 59-year-old orthopedic surgeon, living in Toronto. Once, twenty years ago, Dr Daruwalla was the examining physician of two murder victims in Goa. Now, two decades later, Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla leaves Toronto to return to his native Bombay and comes face to face with his own past and the murderer.

A Hindi film star, an American missionary, a pair of twins separated at birth, a diminutive chauffeur, and a serial killer collide in this riotous novel, where the characters transcend nationality.¬†They are misfits–coming from everywhere, belonging nowhere. Set almost entirely in India, this is a true John Irving novel: The plot(s) are dizzyingly complicated; the characters as bizarre as always, but somehow believable.

This book takes you straight into India and will make you laugh out loud! Want to read something completely different, with a dash of the bizarre, than this is the book for you!