A Life Apart

A Life Apart

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"Ritwik Ghosh, twenty-two and recently orphaned, finds the chance to start a new life when he arrives in England from Calcutta. But Oxford holds little of the salvation Ritwik is looking for. Instead, he moves to London, where he drops out of official existence into a shadowy hinterland of illegal immigrants. The story that Ritwik writes to stave off his loneliness begins to find ghostly echoes in his own life. And, as present and past of several lives collide, Ritwik's own goes into free fall."--
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780393352108
0393352102
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 21 cm

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SquamishLibraryStaff Apr 30, 2016

Absorbing and beautifully written. Neel Mukherjee's debut was a delight to read.

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Aug 02, 2012

Good. Two stories. One of a gay man who travels from Calcutta to London and is murdered as a result of 1980s racism. Also the story of colonialism in Bengal.

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