Jeffrey has lived all his fourteen years in India. He eats, behaves, talks, thinks like an Indian; he has an Indian name, Ganesh. He is Indian. Forced to go and live with his aunt in America when his father dies, he is a foreigner. He doesn't understand American manners, or meals, or the way his schoolmates, always so noisy and restless, think.
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BOY AND GIRL. It was towards the end of the fourteenth century that the grandeur of the Hojo family rose to its acme, then fell with awful crash. The feudal story of the Land of the Rising Sun is a long dark chronicle of blood and tears, of crime and rapine, of vengeance and vendetta, out of which there glints at intervals a gleam of glorious…
But Jeffrey does understand that a place to belong is important. And when the State decides to build a highway through his aunt's house - the house Jeffrey's great-grandfather built, where she and his father were born - he knows it must be stopped.
To do that, he must persuade Americans to think like Indians. A tall order - but Ganesh the Elephant God is, after all, the Remover of Obstacles . . .