The Abundance of Nothing tells the incredible story of a young mans sexual awakening set in a duet of laughter and tears. The novel begins when as a lad he comes to the teeming metropolis of Bombay in search of a better life. He and his father begin their search for a new beginning as rag pickers, sleeping on the pavements of the city. Slowly, the cherub of a boy learns to fend for himself, along with a posse of similar destitute buddies, who live by their wits, their irrepressible humor and their colorful escapades to change their destiny. A chance meeting brings him in touch with an Anglo-Indian lady, who takes the urchin under her wing, teaches him English and gives him hope to better his situation. He journeys through life, never achieving total success yet never totally failing. Armed with a formidable capacity not to ignore trouble, he comes to realize that love rules his life, while romance ruins it. The rise and fall of the vagabond kid will capture your heart and tug at your emotions. Its heartbreaking yet funny, entertaining and uplifting.