The Windfall tells the tale of the Jhas, who until recently have faced their golden years in the same housing complex in East Delhi that they raised their son, now in America at business school. Mr. Jha, however, comes into an unexpected windfall, enabling them to make a sudden and significant move upward to the richer side of town. With the extra money come the extra costs, fun, and troubles, and the Jhas learn to navigate the ups and downs of their new status and new neighbors, as well as the revelation that everyone they know is not as they seem.
This was a quick read. It took me a handful of hours to get through. It is a great read and very fun. I have always enjoyed a look into different peoples and cultures, and this did not disappoint in that aspect. At the same time, some experiences are the same across cultures. Nosy neighbors, new people, parenting struggles, and personal image concerns are borderless and timeless.
I recommend The Windfall for pretty much anyone- it is a great read, not excessively challenging, and something that you can return to over and over without it palling.