The Parcel�s astonishing heart, soul and unforgettable voice is Madhu - born a boy, but made a eunuch - who has spent most of her life in a close - knit clan of transgender sex workers in Kamathipura, the notorious red - light district of Bombay. This is a dark, devastating, but incandescent novel that promises to be one of the most talked about publications of the year. About the Author : Anosh Irani has published three critically acclaimed and award-winning novels - The Cripple and His Talismans (2004), a national bestseller, The Song of Kahunsha (2006), which was an international bestseller and shortlisted for Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and Dahanu Road (2010), which was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. His play Bombay Black won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (2006) and his anthology The Bombay Plays - The Matka King & Bombay Black was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. He lives in Vancouver. The author lives in Vancouver, BC.