The Orphan Keeper

The Orphan Keeper

Audiobook CD - 2016
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Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family in America. Chellamuthu is suddenly surrounded by a foreign land and a foreign language. He can't tell people that he already has a family and becomes consumed by persistant questions: who am I? why was I taken? how do I get home? But after more than a decade, home becomes a much more complicated idea as the Indian boy eventually sheds his past and receives a new name: Taj Khyber Rowland. It isn't until Taj meets an Indian family who helps him rediscover his roots, as well as marrying Priya, his wife, who helps him unveil the secrets of his past, that he begins to discover the truth he has all but forgotten.
Publisher: ℗2016
Salt Lake City, UT :, Shadow Mountain,, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9781629722313
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
digital,optical,stereo
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon - Narrator
Summary: Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family in America. Chellamuthu is suddenly surrounded by a foreign land and a foreign language. He can't tell people that he already has a family and becomes consumed by persistant questions: who am I? why was I taken? how do I get home? But after more than a decade, home becomes a much more complicated idea as the Indian boy eventually sheds his past and receives a new name: Taj Khyber Rowland. It isn't until Taj meets an Indian family who helps him rediscover his roots, as well as marrying Priya, his wife, who helps him unveil the secrets of his past, that he begins to discover the truth he has all but forgotten.

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