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A Life of Adventure and Delight By Akhil Sharma

A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma

Condition - Very Good
$27.49
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Summary

The author, skilfully reveals the obstacles we face in making meaningful relationships. This title is unflinching in exposing the burdens of trauma, infidelity, and mortality. Whether in New York or Delhi, the author's protagonists are always discovering what it really means to be mothers and daughters, sons and lovers, husbands and wives.

A Life of Adventure and Delight Summary

A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma

Late one June afternoon, seven months after my wedding, I woke from a short, deep sleep, in love with my husband. Whether describing the tensions of an arranged marriage, the trauma of having an alcoholic mother, or the petty corruption of an Indian neighbourhood, Akhil Sharma's stories always expose the cultural collisions - the paradoxes, ironies, and harmonies - that characterise modern life. What does it mean to be foreign? And can you find a home in exile? In these elegant, unsparing and unusually intimate stories - five of which were first published in the New Yorker - the Folio Prize-winning author explores these questions with disarming honesty. Marrying the minimalism of Chekhov and Carver with an unparalleled flair for dark comedy, A Life of Adventure and Delight is a book of wisdom, wonder and poignant reflection from a writer courageous enough to explore the darkening margins of the psyche.

About Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma was born in Delhi in India and emigrated to the USA in 1979. His stories have been published in the New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly, and included in The Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prize Collections. His first book, An Obedient Father, won the 2001 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. He was named one of Granta's 'Best of Young American Novelists' in 2007. His second novel, Family Life, won the 2015 Folio Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award 2016. Sharma is currently a Fellow at The New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Additional information

GOR008490118
9780571326310
0571326315
A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2017-08-17
208
N/A
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