Having fled Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya "Danny" Rajaratnam is now an illegal immigrant in Sydney, Australia. Denied refugee status, he works as a house cleaner and lives in a storeroom, and after three years of trying to create a new identity for himself, he is as close as he has ever come to having a normal life. But in this novel by the author of the Man Booker Prize winner The White Tiger, Danny learns a female client of his has been murdered, and he knows who did it. Suddenly he is confronted with an impossible choice: come forward with his knowledge about the crime, and risk being deported? Or say nothing, and deny this good woman justice?
"Engrossing…. Adiga's enthralling depiction of one immigrant's tough situation humanizes a complex and controversial global dilemma."—Publishers Weekly