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Family Life

A Novel
Sharma, Akhil (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Ajay and Birju play cricket in the streets of Delhi, waiting for the day their plane tickets will arrive. Finally joining their father in America, Ajay and Birju enjoy their new, extraordinary life in New York. Then tragedy strikes, leaving one brother incapacitated and the other practically orphaned in this strange land.
Authors: Sharma, Akhil, 1971-
Title: Family life
a novel
Published: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 218 pages :,illustrations,,22 cm
Summary: Ajay and Birju play cricket in the streets of Delhi, waiting for the day their plane tickets will arrive. Finally joining their father in America, Ajay and Birju enjoy their new, extraordinary life in New York. Then tragedy strikes, leaving one brother incapacitated and the other practically orphaned in this strange land.
Local Note: 1 2 3
ISBN: 0393060055
9780393060058
Branch Call Number: F SHA
Statement of Responsibility: Akhil Sharma
Subject Headings: Queens (New York, N.Y.) Fiction. East Indians United States Fiction. Families Fiction. Fathers and sons Fiction.
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Topical Term: East Indians
Families
Fathers and sons
LCCN: 2013041222
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Aug 20, 2014
  • Lucilu2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very engaging story.

Jul 10, 2014
  • Rebecca75 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read this on recommendation from a magazine. I was hesitant because I had lost my brother to an accident and thought this would be depressing. Although sad, I found it comforting to read because I related to the emotions shared in the book.

Jul 06, 2014
  • finn75 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant. An Indian family moves to America to create a new life only for it to fall to pieces due to an accident. All of this is seen through the eyes of the younger son who is asked to grow up and deal with issues way beyond his understanding.

NYPL Staff Pick
There is no shortage of books about the trials and tribulations of immigrants. So why should you read another one? Well, for one thing, maybe you can’t get enough immigrant stories. If so, then you’ll definitely want to read this one. Otherwise, you may want to read it because Sharma’s semi-autobiographical tale of the Mishra family moving to America in the 1970s is a moving, beautifully crafted portrait of displacement, assimilation and overcoming adversity.
- Wayne Roylance

May 20, 2014
  • sasie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The author tells a great story. Very enjoyable to read.

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