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The Accidental Apprentice

A Novel

By Vikas Swarup

In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.

A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India’s richest men, to Sapna Sinha, a simple salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi. She can be the next CEO of his incredibly huge and profitable company. There is only one catch—she needs to pass seven tests from the “textbook of life.”

Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken, one that will take her from her swanky showroom to the heat and dust of India’s backstreets and villages. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. But are the seven tests real or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy?

Vikas Swarup, acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects, has written a compelling, suspenseful tale about the lure of money and the power of dreams. The Accidental Apprentice is international crime fiction at its most entertaining.


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2014

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9781250045553


Format: Book
Author: Swarup, Vikas
Summary: "In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate. A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men, to Sapna Sinha, a simple salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi. She can be the next CEO of his incredibly huge and profitable company. There is only one catch--she needs to pass seven tests from the "textbook of life." Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken, one that will take her from her swanky showroom to the heat and dust of India's backstreets and villages. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. But are the seven tests real or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy? Vikas Swarup, acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects, has written a compelling, suspenseful tale about the lure of money and the power of dreams. The Accidental Apprentice is international crime fiction at its most entertaining"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The accidental apprentice : a novel / Vikas Swarup.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Subject: Women sales personnel -- Fiction. Chief executive officers -- Fiction. Life change events -- Fiction. Ambition -- Fiction. Fortune -- Fiction. India -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781250045553 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: M Swarup
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Bib Id: 534825

Format: Book
Author: Swarup, Vikas.
Summary: "In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate. A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men, to Sapna Sinha, a simple salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi. She can be the next CEO of his incredibly huge and profitable company. There is only one catch--she needs to pass seven tests from the "textbook of life." Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken, one that will take her from her swanky showroom to the heat and dust of India's backstreets and villages. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. But are the seven tests real or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy? Vikas Swarup, acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects, has written a compelling, suspenseful tale about the lure of money and the power of dreams. The Accidental Apprentice is international crime fiction at its most entertaining"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The accidental apprentice : a novel / Vikas Swarup.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Description: 436 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Women sales personnel -- Fiction.
Subjects: Chief executive officers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Life change events -- Fiction.
Subjects: Ambition -- Fiction.
Subjects: Fortune -- Fiction.
Subjects: India -- Fiction.
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
LCCN: 2014007873
ISBN: 9781250045553 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: M Swarup