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The Windfall - A Novel

Diksha Basu

A People Pick Entertainment Weekly's Must-List A TIME Magazine Pick Rolling Stone's Culture Index Pick "[A] charming satire…What Kevin Kwan did for rich people problems, Diksha Basu does for trying-to-be-rich-people problems." —People A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu's debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to "make it" in modern India. For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha's lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they'd settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son's acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, where he becomes eager to fit in as a man of status: skinny ties, hired guards, shoe-polishing machines, and all. The move sets off a chain of events that rock their neighbors, their marriage, and their son, who is struggling to keep a lid on his romantic dilemmas and slipping grades, and brings unintended consequences, ultimately forcing the Jha family to reckon with what really matters. Hilarious and wise, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and charm the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and, above all, the human drive to build and share a home. Even the rich, it turns out, need to belong somewhere.

A People Pick Entertainment Weekly's Must-List A TIME Magazine Pick Rolling Stone's Culture Index Pick "[A] charming satire…What Kevin Kwan did for rich people problems, Diksha Basu does for trying-to-be-rich-people problems." —People A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu's debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to "make it" in modern India. For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha's lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they'd settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son's acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, where he becomes eager to fit in as a man of status: skinny ties, hired guards, shoe-polishing machines, and all. The move sets off a chain of events that rock their neighbors, their marriage, and their son, who is struggling to keep a lid on his romantic dilemmas and slipping grades, and brings unintended consequences, ultimately forcing the Jha family to reckon with what really matters. Hilarious and wise, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and charm the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and, above all, the human drive to build and share a home. Even the rich, it turns out, need to belong somewhere.
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A People Pick Entertainment Weekly's Must-List A TIME Magazine Pick Rolling Stone's Culture Index Pick "[A] charming satire…What Kevin Kwan did for rich people problems, Diksha Basu does for trying-to-be-rich-people problems." —People A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu's debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to "make it" in modern India. For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha's lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they'd settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son's acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, where he becomes eager to fit in as a man of status: skinny ties, hired guards, shoe-polishing machines, and all. The move sets off a chain of events that rock their neighbors, their marriage, and their son, who is struggling to keep a lid on his romantic dilemmas and slipping grades, and brings unintended consequences, ultimately forcing the Jha family to reckon with what really matters. Hilarious and wise, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and charm the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and, above all, the human drive to build and share a home. Even the rich, it turns out, need to belong somewhere.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Soneela Nankani

Length:

10h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:48


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:53


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:50


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:42


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:41


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:33


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:37


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:39


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:46


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:00


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:47


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:51


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:43


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:38


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:16


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:47


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:37


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:54


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:41


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:47


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:52


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:52


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:30


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:29


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:04


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

00:31