Friday, April 18, 2014

Akhil Sharma in the NY Times Book Review

Here's a review of Akhil Sharma's new novel, Family Life from the front page of the New York Times Book Review.

“Where is Ajay? What was the point of having raised him?” an elderly woman grumbles to her husband about their adult son in the opening pages of Akhil Sharma’s semi-autobiographical new novel, “Family Life.” This book, deeply unnerving and gorgeously tender at its core, charts the young life of Ajay Mishra as he struggles to grow within a family shattered by loss and disoriented by a recent move from India to America. “Family Life” is equally the story of Ajay’s parents, whose response to grief renders them unable to find the space in which to cherish and raise him.

More in the Times:

Sharma visits the Writers Institute this coming Tuesday, April 22nd: