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The caretaker, A.X. Ahmad

The caretaker
The caretaker
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A.X. Ahmad
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Care taker
  • A gripping, evocative thriller about a disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain who works as the caretaker for a U.S. Senator's Martha's Vineyard estate, and becomes ensnared in the Senator's shadowy world
  • "Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, lives with his family among the migrant workers of Martha's Vineyard, working as a caretaker of the vacation homes of the rich and powerful. Needing a place to stay, Ranjit moves his family into an empty Senator's home. Happily, but illegally ensconced in the house, he tries to forget his brief affair with Anna, the wife of an African-American senator, and focus on providing for his family. But one night, their idyll is shattered when mysterious armed men break into the house, looking for an antique porcelain doll. Forced to flee, Ranjit is pursued and hunted by unknown forces, and becomes drawn into the Senator's shadowy world. To save his family and solve the mystery of the doll, he must join forces with Anna, who has her own dark secrets. As the past and present collide, Ranjit must finally confront the hidden event that destroyed his Army career and forced him to leave India. Tightly plotted, action-packed, smart and surprisingly moving, The Caretaker takes us from the desperate world of migrant workers to the elite African-American community of Martha's Vineyard, and a secret high-altitude war between India and Pakistan. "--
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The caretaker
Martha's Vineyard landscaper Ranjit Singh -- a Sikh immigrant from India -- is pleased to take over as winter caretaker for a senator's island home. But after he moves his family (clandestinely and temporarily) into the house, he interrupts what seems like an ordinary break-in. His military training kicks in and he gets his family to safety, only to have the intruders track them to Boston and detain his wife and daughter as illegal immigrants. Determined to uncover their secrets, Ranjit goes underground. Laced with flashbacks that explain Ranjit's tragic past and images of the Vineyard's brutal winters, The Caretaker also offers vivid political intrigue and expertly wrought cultural clashes. - Description by Shauna Griffin
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C37 2013
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Ranjit Singh novels
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A.X. Ahmad
The caretaker, A.X. Ahmad

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