The Grasshopper's Run by Siddhartha Sarma
  

Synopsis

The Grasshopper's Run by Siddhartha Sarma

Just as the invasion begins, an ambitious and vicious Japanese officer orders the massacre of a village of the Ao Naga tribe. Among those killed is Uti, grandson of the eldest Ao chief. Gojen is his best friend, and on hearing the news of Uti's death he is unable to stay in school in Calcutta and so returns to the ancestral home, where he embarks on a gruelling journey of revenge. As the war unfolds and Gojen finds himself ever more embroiled in the battles and struggles for survival, it soon becomes clear that he is fighting for more than his homeland and the memory of his dead friend.

Reviews

'Powerful historical novel'

About the Author

Siddhartha Sarma is a Delhi-based journalist from Guwahati, Assam. Formerly an investigative journalist, he has covered several fields including insurgency, crime and law. His first novel, The Grasshopper's Run, is the winner of the Vodaphone Crossword Book Awards, children's category.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Siddhartha Sarma
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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

3rd May 2011

ISBN

9781408809402


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