What’s Wrong with You, Karthik? by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

What’s Wrong with You, Karthik? by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is expected to hit the shelves in August 2020. This is Siddhartha’s debut novel. The book is about a charming tale of a young schoolboy trying to find his place in a changing world.

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Twelve-year-old Karthik Subramanian has just been granted admission into St George’s, an elite boys’ school in Bangalore that has supported the academic lives of ‘four-state cricketers, one India captain, tens of professors, hundreds of doctors, engineers and scientists, thousands of chartered accountants …’ In this most exalted of institutions, Karthik yearns for recognition as an academic superstar.

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Announcing the publication of What's Wrong with You, Karthik? by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee1981)! 🎉 A charming tale of a young schoolboy trying to find his place in a changing world. Out from Picador India on 7 August. ~ A b o u t T h e B o o k ~ Twelve-year-old Karthik Subramanian has just been granted admission into St George’s, an elite boys’ school in Bangalore that has supported the academic lives of ‘four state cricketers, one India captain, tens of professors, hundreds of doctors, engineers and scientists, thousands of chartered accountants …’ In this most exalted of institutions, Karthik yearns for recognition as an academic superstar. Rigorously prepped by his parents and grandfather, dutifully offering his prayers to Lord Ganesha, Karthik steps into this new world. But nothing has prepared him for the challenges that lie in wait and he is left to himself to navigate the cruelties of school life, and the transition into adolescence. The less his family learns about his friends, the better. There are threats all around, even violence. Brilliant in its observations of a motley cast of characters, and finely calibrated for humour and sadness, What’s Wrong with You, Karthik? is a poignant, exuberant debut from a writer of rare calibre. . . . . . . #unitedbookstagram #igreads #flatlay #bookstack #ilovereading #bookstagramindia #bookstagram #bookphotography #booktography #bookinstagram #bookgram #booknerd #bookrecommendation #iamreading #booksbooksbooks #booksta #mybookfeatures #bookcovedesigns

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Rigorously prepped by his parents and grandfather, dutifully offering his prayers to Lord Ganesha, Karthik steps into this new world. But nothing has prepared him for the challenges that lie in wait and he is left to himself to navigate the cruelties of school life, and the transition into adolescence. The less his family learns about his friends, the better. There are threats all around, even violence.

Brilliant in its observations of a motley cast of characters, and finely calibrated for humor and sadness, What’s Wrong with You, Karthik? is a poignant, exuberant debut from a writer of rare caliber.

About the Author

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is a writer and editor based in Seattle. He has worked at ESPNcricinfo and Wall Street Journal and contributed to Guardian, Forbes and Wisden. What’s Wrong with You, Karthik? is his first book.

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