A STATE OF FREEDOM

A STATE OF FREEDOM

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WW Norton
What happens when one attempts to exchange the life one is given for something better? Can we transform the possibilities we are born into?
In this stunning novel, prize-winning author Neel Mukherjee wrests open the central, defining events of our century: displacement and migration. Five characters, in very different circumstances—from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, to a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in the city—find out the meanings of dislocation and the desire for more.Set in contemporary India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another, this novel of multiple narratives—formally daring, fierce, but full of pity—delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the unquenchable human urge to strive for a different life.

Baker & Taylor
Five characters in very different circumstances--from a domestic cook in Mumbai to a vagrant and his dancing bear--find the meanings of dislocation and the desire to get more out of life.

Baker
& Taylor

Five characters in very different circumstances—from a domestic cook in Mumbai to a vagrant and his dancing bear—find the meanings of dislocation and the desire to get more out of life. By a Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author.

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc 2018
ISBN: 9780393292909
0393292908

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