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Family Life

By (author) Akhil Sharma
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Faber & Faber, London, United Kingdom
Published: 2nd Apr 2015
Dimensions: w 130mm h 200mm d 14mm
Weight: 187g
ISBN-10: 0571224547
ISBN-13: 9780571224548
Barcode No: 9780571224548
WINNER OF THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 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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