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KINGPIN: Made in Singapore, destroyed in Dubai


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AuthorKavita Daswani
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2016
PublisherSpeaking Tiger
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[Kavita Daswani’s] culture-clash dilemmas ring heartbreakingly true’ÑEntertainment Weekly
Anil Raichand was once the kind of man you might see in the pages of your favourite society magazineÑthe handsome high-flying industrialist with the rich father, the Ferrari, the clubs, the cigars, and the secret peccadilloes. At twenty-six he was society’s most sought-after bachelor. Educated, charismatic and heir to his father’s wealth, Anil decided he needed two things: to become a business tycoon in his own right by any means, and the perfect wife to help him get there.
But, nearly fifty, Anil looks back at a devastated business empire, a pulverized marriage, an estranged daughter and embittered parents. He pushed himself to amass fabulous wealth but found everything crumbling around him. And now he is compelled to confront the cost of his success even as he desperately holds on to the memory of a woman he once turned his back on.
Unfolding over four decadesÑfrom Anil’s boyhood in Singapore, his foray into the Bombay marriage market, falling in love with the wrong woman in Hong Kong, to his meteoric rise and fall in DubaiÑKingpin is a dazzling, high-octane story that will entertain and enlighten you.

About the author
Kavita Daswani is a bestselling author and an international journalist who covers fashion, beauty, travel, design and celebrities for a range of global publications. A former fashion editor for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and Asian correspondent for Women's Wear Daily she also currently writes for the Los Angeles Times, Tatler, Crave and the international editions of Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller and Grazia Italia. She is a former lifestyle and fashion correspondent for CNN International and CNBC Asia. Her previous books include For Matrimonial Purposes, The Village Bride of Beverly Hills, Lovetorn, the Bombay Girl series and Salaam, Paris. Kavita lives near Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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