The Lives of Others

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