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Gifted was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize.
'A sparkling funny and poignant study of a young maths prodigy struggling with her gift and a difficult family' Gerard Woodward, Books Of The Year, Observer (UK)
'Superb, brilliantly realised. The searing narrative is unflinchingly and tenderly written' (Independent)
'Pinpoints with genuine insight the bewilderment and anguish of a young woman marked out from her peers' (Sunday Times)
'Lalwani's evocation of teenage dislocation is pitch-perfect and she inhabits her heroine's interior world with tender authority' (Guardian)
The novel's triumph is in elucidating the hurt of both child and parents. Lalwani compellingly depicts the pain and pleasure of breaking the rules (New Statesman)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherPenguin Books
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)978-0141030395
ISBN (Print)0141030399
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

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