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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We meet the Mishra family in Delhi, India in 1978 where Ajay and 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. Once there, 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. 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. This is the universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival. -- From book jacket
Summary
Finally joining their father in America, Ajay and Birju enjoy their new, extraordinary life until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother incapacitated and the other practically orphaned in this strange land
Theme
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282129
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharma, Akhil
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Family life : a novel, Akhil Sharma
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1010067
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780393060058
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393060058
  • (OCoLC)857405169
Label
Family life : a novel, Akhil Sharma
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1010067
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780393060058
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393060058
  • (OCoLC)857405169

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