The Lives of Others (häftad)
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Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
528
Utgivningsdatum
2015-01-02
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Winner of Encore Award 2015 (UK); Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 (UK); Short-listed for Costa Novel Award 2015 (UK); Short-listed for DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2016 (UK); Lo
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Vintage
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197 x 128 x 34 mm
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362 g
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9780099554486
The Lives of Others (häftad)

The Lives of Others

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award Winner of the Encore Award Shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Longlisted for the IMPAC Prize Calcutta, 1967. Unnoticed by his family, Supratik has become dangerously involved in extremist political activism. Compelled by an idealistic desire to change his life and the world around him, all he leaves behind before disappearing is a note. At home, his family slowly begins to unravel. Poisonous rivalries grow, the once-thriving family business implodes and destructive secrets are unearthed. And all around them the sands are shifting as society fractures, for this is a moment of turbulence, of inevitable and unstoppable change. `Deeply moving' Amitav Ghosh `Terrifies and delights' A S Byatt, Guardian `Unforgettable' Daily Telegraph
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"Masterful ... His fierce intelligence and sophisticated storytelling combine to produce an unforgettable portrait of one family riven by the forces of history and their own desires." -- Patrick Flanery * Daily Telegraph * "Rich and engrossing ... Consistently vivid and well realised, it confidently covers a great deal of varied social terrain. ... Unfailingly interesting" -- Theo Tait * Sunday Times * "Very ambitious and very successful. ... One of Mukherjee's great gifts is precisely his capacity to imagine the lives of others. ... Neel Mukherjee terrifies and delights us simultaneously" -- A S Byatt * Guardian * "Deeply affecting and ambitious ... In startling imagery that sears itself into the mind, The Lives of Others excellently exposes the gulf between rich and poor, young and old, tradition and modernity, us and them, showing how acts of empathy are urgently needed to bridge the divides." -- Anita Sethi * Observer * "Neel Mukherjee has written an outstanding novel: compelling, compassionate and complex, vivid, musical and fierce." * Rose Tremain * "Full of acute, often uncomfortable and angry, observations, The Lives of Others is a picture of a family in all its disunity, and beyond it a city and country, on the brink of disaster." * The Times * "A Seth-ian narrative feast with dishes to spare ... a graphic reminder that the bourgeois Indian culture western readers so readily idealize is sustained at terrible human cost" -- Patrick Gale * Independent * "Expansive and often brilliant... Mukherjee spares the reader nothing...yet his command of storytelling is so astounding, he draws the reader into places they would prefer not to look" -- Claire Allfree * Metro * "The writing is unfailingly beautiful ... Resembles a tone poem in its dazzling orchestration of the crescendo of domestic racket. His eye is as acute as his ear: the physicality of people and objects is delineated with a hyper-aesthetic vividness ...." -- Jane Shilling * New Statesman * "Neel Mukherjee has given us a picture of India that cuts through history, social classes and regions but centers on a nouveau pauvre family. Every scene is rendered with a Tolstoyan clarity and compassion." * Edmund White * "A devastating portrayal of a decadent society and the inevitably violent uprising against it, in the tradition of such politically charged Indian literature as the work of Prem Chand, Manto and Mulk Raj Anand. It is ferocious, unsparing and brutally honest." * Anita Desai * "Brilliant" -- Alexander Gilmour * FT * "Powerful... Mukherjee's depiction of the tangled system...that develops when so many members of a family live under one roof is superb... In clear yet lyrical prose, Mukherjee carefully explores not just what it means to be part of a family, but what it means to be part of an unequal society... It's impossible not to be utterly engaged by this intelligent and moving epic" -- Anna Carey * Sunday Business Post * "Compelling, affecting, intelligent and surprising... Bold and striking... Worked out with precision and gracefulness... Ambitious and eloquent, and in forgoing exoticism captures genuine humanity" -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland on Sunday * "The Lives of Others is searing, savage and deeply moving: an unforgettably vivid picture of a time of turmoil." * Amitav Ghosh (www.amitavghosh.com/blog) *

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Neel Mukherjee is the author of two previous novels, A Life Apart (2010), which won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for best novel, and The Lives of Others (2014), which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Costa Best Novel Award, and won the Encore Prize for best second novel.