Akhil Sharma - Family Life (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Families & Sagas
- Published : 2015 (Faber & Faber)
- ISBN : 9780571224548
- SKU : B001882
- PPC : LL250gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Winner of The Folio Prize 2015.
For eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju, life in Dehli in the late 1970's 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.
By turns blackly funny, touching, raw and devastating, Family Life is a vivid and wrenching portrait of sibling relationships and the impact of tragedy on one family from a boy's eye view.
"Wonderful." - Independent on Sunday.
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