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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 02/04/2015
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WINNER OF THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARDWINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015For 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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571224548
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
Edition: Main

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“A tragic migration tale”

The Mishra family emigrates from India to New York and 8-year old Ajay is beside himself with excitement. The family’s hopes of a bright and prosperous future rest on the shoulders of Ajay’s older brother Birju, who... More

Hardback edition
30th March 2014
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“Utterly Compelling”

I only started reading this book the other day and could not put it down. For as many books as there are about the experiences of migration and family dynamics, this one really caught me by surprise. It's not... More

Paperback edition
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11th April 2015
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