(From the publisher):
"Some lifetimes seem to hinge on a single day, and for Sonalal today was that day."
So begins The Snake Charmer, the unforgettable novel of Sonalal, a luckless middle aged man making a living with his been pipe and his beloved cobra, Raju. Despite his great skills, Sonalal's drinking and womanizing seem to have marked him for a life of insignificance. Then one afternoon he produces music so beautiful that he is certain that the gods must be listening. But in a shocking act of defiance Raju bites his master, and the consequence of this act will change Sonalal's life forever. The Snake Charmer traces Sonalal's odyssey through unexpected celebrity and the fickleness of fortune, and follows him in his sometimes humorous quest for answers to the unanswerable questions of love, life and art.
Original title: The Snake Charmer
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction