Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
by Deepa Anappara
Vintage Lead Debut. When kids go missing in an Indian slum, nine-year-old Jai takes matters into his own hands: an irresistible child narrator to captivate the literary/commercial market
‘Anappara creates an endearing and highly engaging narrator to navigate us through the dark underbelly of modern India’ ObserverWe children are not just stories. We live. Come and see.
Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality cop shows, thinks he’s smarter than his friend Pari (even though she always gets top marks) and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job).
Longlisted for The Women'S Prize 2020
Page Count: 352 Pages
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Published: Feb 2020