Saturday, April 08, 2017

Louise Doughty's 6 best books

Louise Doughty is the author of eight novels, one work of non-fiction and five plays for radio. Her latest book, Black Water, is out now from Faber & Faber UK and Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar Straus & Giroux in the US. It was nominated as one of the New York Times Book Review Notable Books of 2016.

One of Doughty's six best books, as shared at the Daily Express:
THE WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga

The winner when I was a judge on the Man Booker Prize in 2008.

It’s about a servant in India and his rather amoral desire to rise in life. There’s a brilliant scene where he has to wash his master’s feet and it gets over how disgusting it is.
Read about the other books on the list.

The White Tiger is on Amy Wilkinson's list of seven top books with "white" in the title, Julia Stuart's list of five of the best stories about domestic servantsStephen Kelman's top ten list of outsiders' stories, and is one of The Freakonomics guys' six best books.

The Page 69 Test: Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger.

--Marshal Zeringue