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Family Life
by Sharma, Akhil

ISBN: 9780571224548
PUBLISHER: Faber & Faber
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 224
PUBLICATION DATE: 2.04.2015
DIMENSIONS: 20 x 13 x 1 centimetres 6.4 ounces

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This book is 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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