A Life of Adventure and Delight
Paperback $27.99 - Faber
Fiction - Published: 27/Sep/2017 - ISBN: 9780571326310
The highly anticipated debut story collection from the award-winning author of Family Life; they're powerful, elegant, tender and often funny. Prize-winning author Akhil Sharma's masterful new collection is a remarkable achievement.
All nine of these elegant, powerful stories were first published in the New Yorker - a unique achievement for any writer and an illustration of the high regard in which his work is held in the States.
In the sleek, minimalist prose for which Family Life was acclaimed, Sharma skilfully reveals the obstacles we face in making meaningful relationships and explores the unpredictability of human emotion. A striking fusion of fiction and memoir, A Life of Adventure and Delight is unflinching in exposing the burdens of trauma, infidelity, and mortality. Whether in New York or Delhi, Sharma's protagonists are always discovering what it really means to be mothers and daughters, sons and lovers, husbands and wives. Deeply intimate, this is a tour de force from a unique literary voice. Akhil Sharma was born in Delhi in India and emigrated to the USA in 1979. His stories have been published in the New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly, and included in The Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prize Collections. His first book, An Obedient Father, won the 2001 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. He was named one of Granta's 'Best of Young American Novelists' in 2007. His second novel, Family Life, won the 2015 Folio Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award 2016. Sharma is currently a Fellow at The New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
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