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From the bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger
and Selection Day, Aravind Adiga, comes the story of an undocumented
immigrant who becomes the only witness to a crime and must face an
impossible moral dilemma. Danny - Dhananjaya Rajaratnam - is an
undocumented immigrant in Sydney, denied refugee status after he has fled
from his native Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery
storeroom, for three years he's been trying to create a new identity for
himself. And now, with his beloved vegan girlfriend, Sonja, with his hidden
accent and highlights in his hair, he is as close as he has ever come to
living a normal Australian life. But then one morning, Danny learns a
female client of his has been murdered. When Danny recognizes a jacket left
at the murder scene, he believes it belongs to another of his clients - a
doctor with whom he knows the woman was having an affair. Suddenly Danny is
confronted with a choice: come forward with his knowledge about the crime
and risk being deported, or say nothing, and let justice go undone? Over
the course of a single day, evaluating the weight of his past, his dreams
for the future, and the unpredictable, often absurd reality of living
invisibly and undocumented, he must wrestle with his conscience and decide
if a person without rights still has responsibilities. Suspenseful,
propulsive, and full of Aravind Adiga's signature wit and magic, Amnesty is
both a timeless moral struggle and a universal story with particular
urgency today.

Aravind Adiga—Amnesty

  • 9781509879052
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