Rakesh Singh can't make his general store pay and Jas, his wife, just hates shop-life. Rakki is Dudley-born, and Jas is from Punjab. Daughter Sangita aspires to get into music college and son Amal has learning difficulties. With money tight, it's hard to know which way to turn.Temptation comes Rakki's way when a drunken down-and-out leaves behind a winning lottery ticket. It could make all the difference... But how to hide the secret? And what of conscience and Sikh ancestral roots?A trip to India merely fuels his guilt, and as the family enjoy new riches, Rakki's life is soon spiralling downwards. Bemused by drink and pressured by blackmail, he sees no escape, until a chance meeting with the man he wronged spins Rakki off in an entirely new direction.
Keith Bullock spent time living in Austria, Iceland and Denmark. He majored in Danish and Scandinavian Literature and married a Parisian. Upon leaving a career in educational management he scripted a film for the Cannes Festival of 2008. He now lives part of the year in France. This is his first novel.