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Family Life - A Novel

A Novel


Συγγραφέας: Sharma Akhil
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393350609
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 224
Διαστάσεις: 21x2x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2015

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Family Life - A Novel"

Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In his highly anticipated second novel, Family Life, he delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision. We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju play cricket in the streets, waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America. America to the Mishras is, indeed, everything they could have imagined and more: when automatic glass doors open before them, they feel that surely they must have been mistaken for somebody important. Pressing an elevator button and the elevator closing its doors and rising, they have a feeling of power at the fact that the elevator is obeying them. Life is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land. Ajay, the family s younger son, prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family s new life. Heart-wrenching and darkly funny, Family Life is a universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival."


Συγγραφέας/εις: Sharma Akhil
ISBN: 9780393350609
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 03/02/2015
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 224
Τόπος έκδοσης: New York
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 666 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 21x2x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: illustrations

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