A Life of Adventure and Delight

Akhil Sharma (Author)

Product Details

W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
August 28, 2018
5.6 X 0.6 X 8.3 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Akhil Sharma is the author of Family Life, a New York Times Best Book of the Year and the winner of the International DUBLIN Literary Award and the Folio Prize. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Best American Short Stories, and O. Henry Award Stories. A native of Delhi, he lives in New York City and teaches English at Rutgers University-Newark.


[Sharma's] stories are beautiful, deceptively simple, and potentially dangerous.--Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer
What an exciting and original writer this is, and what a knock-out collection.--David Sedaris, best-selling author of Naked
These stories have a psychological acuity that redeems their dark worldview.
Those seeking quiet moments of revelation will find them here.
A melancholy and at turns tender exploration of the human psyche at its most vulnerable.
If you love short story collections, this one's for you.... Author Akhil Sharma's characters aren't perfect--they wrestle with belonging, tradition, and temptation--but they're heartbreakingly real and relatable, even at their worst.
Readers wade into these stories as though stepping into a calm river only to be caught by an undercurrent of the most devastating kind--the demand of everyday existence. Akhil Sharma's words touch the deep experience that often remains wordless. He is truly the Chekhov of our time.--Yiyun Li, author of Gold Boy, Emerald Girl and The Vagrants