Family Life (novel)
Family Life is a 2014 autobiographical novel by Akhil Sharma. Set in 1978, it tells the coming-of-age story of an eight-year old Indian boy named Ajay Mishra living with his recently immigrated family in New York City. The story develops around his older brother Birju, who suffers a life-changing accident, and how the family copes with the incident.
US hardback edition
|Publisher||W. W. Norton & Company|
|April 7, 2014|
|Media type||Print (hardback and paperback)|
|Pages||224 (US hardback edition)|
|Awards||Folio Prize (2015)|
International Dublin Literary Award (2016)
- Deraniyagala, Sonali (3 April 2014). "Akhil Sharma's 'Family Life'". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- Wolitzer, Meg (10 April 2014). "After A Disaster In 'Family Life,' Relief Never Comes". National Public Radio. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- Gunn, Kirsty (10 May 2014). "Family Life by Akhil Sharma review – an unhappy emigration". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- Mark Brown (23 March 2015), Akhil Sharma wins Folio prize for fiction. The Guardian. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
- "Akhil Sharma's Family Life wins International Dublin Literary Award". BBC News. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
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