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The Resource Family life : a novel, Akhil Sharma

Family life : a novel, Akhil Sharma

Label
Family life : a novel
Title
Family life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Akhil Sharma
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Awards note
International Dublin Literary Award, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282129
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharma, Akhil
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H34287
LC item number
F36 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Families
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
Label
Family life : a novel, Akhil Sharma
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Reading Group Guide ([8] pages at end)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn880566216
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Norton paperback edition.
Extent
218 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780393060058
Lccn
2013041222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880566216
Label
Family life : a novel, Akhil Sharma
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Reading Group Guide ([8] pages at end)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn880566216
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Norton paperback edition.
Extent
218 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780393060058
Lccn
2013041222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880566216

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