A world renowned expert in his field, Professor Chandra is set to win a Nobel Peace prize, the culmination of a life dedicated to work. But when he is overlooked for the prize (again) and suffers a mild heart attack, his Doctor orders a long overdue break. Chandra is soon out of his depth as he endeavors to figure out the world outside his office and tries to reconnect with his distant family. Funny and warm-hearted, I really enjoyed this uplifting novel.
- Recommended by Susan Walsh, Dubray Head Office
'I loved this beautiful beautiful book. It's tender and compassionate, it's written with exquisite care and verve and it's so so SO funny' MARIAN KEYES
Professor Chandra is an expert at complex problems. There's just one he can't crack: the secret of happiness
In the moments after the accident, Professor Chandra doesn't see his life flash before his eyes, but his life's work.
He's just narrowly missed the Nobel Prize (again) and even though he knows he should get straight back to his pie charts, his doctor has other ideas.
All this work. All this success. All this stress. It's killing him. He needs to take a break, start enjoying himself. In short, says his doctor (who is from California), Professor Chandra should just follow his bliss.
Professor Chandra doesn't know it yet, but he's about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.