A Life of Adventure and Delight

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.6 X 8.3 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Akhil Sharma is a Software Engineer and an entrepreneur. He is the CTO of Dominate, a SaaS product company, and the founder of Myrl Tech, a tech services company providing technology consulting to some of the top enterprise companies in the world such as HP, 3M, Honda, Bose, and Adobe. He has 12+ years of industry experience and a solid understanding of building digital products. He is adept at multiple programming languages such as Golang, Rust, Ruby, Python, and JavaScript. He has mentored hundreds of engineers offline and discovered that they knew the programming language and the concepts around it but were unable to use them in real-world applications. He aims to close this gap by teaching how to apply the concepts practically and build projects in real time.
[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