The New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter returns with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility and identity. The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel carries the weight of his family's expectations when he leaves his village to begin a medical residency at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. Back home in India, nil's closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more - changing them both and the people they love forever. Tender and bittersweet, The Golden Son illuminates the ambivalence of people caught between past and present, tradition and modernity, duty and choice; the push and pull of living in two cultures, and the painful decisions we must make to find our true selves.