All the Lives We Never Lived

All the Lives We Never Lived

Author: Anuradha Roy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982100537

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the Man Booker Prize-nominated author of Sleeping on Jupiter and “one of India’s greatest living authors” (O, The Oprah Magazine), a poignant and sweeping novel set in India during World War II and the present day about a son’s quest to uncover the truth about his mother. In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman. The man was in fact German, but in small‑town India in those days, all white foreigners were largely thought of as British. So begins the “gracefully wrought” (Kirkus Reviews) story of Myshkin and his mother, Gayatri, who rebels against tradition to follow her artist’s instinct for freedom. Freedom of a different kind is in the air across India. The fight against British rule is reaching a critical turn. The Nazis have come to power in Germany. At this point of crisis, two strangers arrive in Gayatri’s town, opening up to her the vision of other possible lives. What took Myshkin’s mother from India and Dutch-held Bali in the 1930s, ripping a knife through his comfortingly familiar universe? Excavating the roots of the world in which he was abandoned, Myshkin comes to understand the connections between the anguish at home and a war‑torn universe overtaken by patriotism. Evocative and moving, “this mesmerizing exploration of the darker consequences of freedom, love, and loyalty is an astonishing display of Roy’s literary prowess” (Publishers Weekly).
All the Lives We Never Lived
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Anuradha Roy
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-20 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

From the Man Booker Prize-nominated author of Sleeping on Jupiter and “one of India’s greatest living authors” (O, The Oprah Magazine), a poignant and sweeping novel set in India during World War II and the present day about a son’s quest to uncover the truth about his mother. In my
All the Lives We Ever Lived
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Katharine Smyth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-07 - Publisher: Atlantic Books

Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf's modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room, and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death - a calamity that claimed her favourite person - she returned
All the Lives We Never Lived
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Anuradha Roy
Categories: India
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Quercus

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An Atlas of Impossible Longing
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Anuradha Roy
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-05 - Publisher: Free Press

“This is why we read fiction at all” raves the Washington Post: Family life meets historical romance in this critically acclaimed, “gorgeous, sweeping novel” (Ms Magazine) about two people who find each other when abandoned by everyone else, marking the signal American debut of an award-winning writer who richly deserves
To the Lighthouse (燈塔行)
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Virginia Woolf
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-15 - Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

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