Sharma, Akhil Family Life

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Family Life

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9780571224548: Family Life

WINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015

For eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju, life in Dehli in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing cricket in the street. Yet, everything changes when their father finds a job in America - a land of carpets and elevators, swimsuits and hot water on tap. Life is exciting for the two brothers as they adjust to prosperity, girls and 24-hour TV, until one hot, sultry day when everything falls apart.

Darkly comic, Family Life is a story of a boy torn between duty and survival amid the ruins of everything he once knew.

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In his outstanding follow up to An Obedient Father, Akhil Sharma writes the book on love, duty, family and what it means to become American. Every page is alive and surprising. Proof of his huge, unique talent. (David Sedaris)

Deeply unnerving and gorgeously tender at its core. (Sonali Deraniyagala New York Times Book Review)

Sharma's plain style, its gaps and fissures and mighty sense of lack, is both proof of the inability of words to render grief and a demonstration that they can do exactly that. Family Life breaks all those rules to do with writing fiction: Sharma's simple words tell in order that they might show. (Kirsty Gunn Guardian)

A huge achievement. (Fiammetta Rocco The Economist)

To use expressions like 'extraordinarily moving' or 'brilliantly observed' to describe this book is to do it a disservice, because here is a novel that seems to call for its own language of praise. Maybe it's enough to say that Akhil Sharma's Family Life is an immigrant story like no other: funny and dark, unrelenting and, above all, true - in the pure way that only the rarest novel can achieve. (Nell Freudenberger)

[A] delicate and often moving work of palliative poetics. (Sukhdev Sandhu The Observer)

Family Life will cut your heart to pieces but it will also make you rejoice. The language, the humor, the sophistication, the empathy, the insight - all signal a new kind of literature about families and the bonds with which they hold us tight. Akhil Sharma's place among the best literary novelists of his generation is likewise secure. (Gary Shteyngart)

[A] hard-earned and impressive result. (Randy Boyagoda Financial Times)

Family Life is a terse, devastating account of growing up as a brilliant outsider in American culture. It is a nearly perfect novel. (Edmund White)

[A] totally candid and unpretentious voice. ( Sunday Times)

Sharma is a rare master at charting the frailties and failures, the cruelties and rages, the altering moods and contradictions, whims and perversities of a tragic cast of characters. But this most unsentimental writer, with his skull and bones honesty, leaves the reader, finally and surprisingly, moved. (Kiran Desai)

Worth the wait: a wonderful novel by an excellent writer. (Mohsin Hamid)

Akhil Sharma's Family Life comes 13 years after his first and is an extraordinary coming of age tale in the shadow of family tragedy ... funny, painful, and deeply moving -- do not miss. ( The Bookseller, May 2014 Book of the Month)

There's nothing like the pleasure of being devastated by a short novel. Like Jhumpa Lahiri, Akhil Sharma writes of the Indian immigrant experience with great empathy and a complete lack of sentimentality. Family Life is a dark and thrilling accomplishment by a wildly gifted writer. ( Ann Packer)

Miraculous, heartbreaking, courageous, and awe-inspiring. This novel reminds us that if family life might at times seem like a horror story, this is only because it is first and foremost a love story. Akhil Sharma's virtuosic powers are on full display here. ( Gabe Hudson)

Like a slender fire in the hand, Akhil Sharma's Family Life is incandescent. A story of migration from one state of being to another, this uncompromising testament to the human cost of love is exhilarating in its intelligence and unerring perception. Family Life is unforgettable, Akhil Sharma is a writer of genius and acuity. ( Jayne Anne Philips)

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Heart-wrenching and darkly comic, this hotly anticipated second novel from the author of An Obedient Father is the beautifully told story of a boy torn between duty and survival.

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Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 2007. Condizione libro: New. For eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju, life in Dehli in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing cricket in the street. Yet, everything changes when their father finds a job in America - a land of carpets and elevators, swimsuits and hot water on tap. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 130 x 19. Weight in Grams: 180. . 2007. Paperback. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780571224548

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Descrizione libro Faber and Faber. Condizione libro: New. For eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju, life in Dehli in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing cricket in the street. Yet, everything changes when their father finds a job in America - a land of carpets and elevators, swimsuits and hot water on tap. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 130 x 19. Weight in Grams: 180. . 2007. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780571224548

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