||Shilpi Somaya Gowda
The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter returns with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honour, tradition, and identity. Anvil, cherished eldest son of a large family from an Indian village, pursues his dream to be a doctor college taking up a medical residency in Dallas, Texas. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, his doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job.Back home in India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding arranged marriage - her new husband and relatives. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—changing them both and the people they love forever. Tender and bittersweet, The Golden Son illuminates the decisions we must make to find our true selves.