The Lives of Others

April 7, 2020



Author: Neel Mukherjee


Genre: Literary Fiction


Publisher: Vintage


Year: Jan 2015


Format: Ebook / Paperback


Blurb: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize


Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award


Winner of the Encore Award


Shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature


Longlisted for the IMPAC Prize


Calcutta, 1967. Unnoticed by his family, Supratik has become dangerously involved in extremist political activism. Compelled by an idealistic desire to change his life and the world around him, all he leaves behind before disappearing is a note.


At home, his family slowly begins to unravel. Poisonous rivalries grow, the once-thriving family business implodes and destructive secrets are unearthed. And all around them the sands are shifting as society fractures, for this is a moment of turbulence, of inevitable and unstoppable change.


‘Deeply moving’ Amitav Ghosh


‘Terrifies and delights’ A S Byatt, Guardian


‘Unforgettable’ Daily Telegraph



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