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A life of adventure and delight : stories, Akhil Sharma

Label
A life of adventure and delight : stories
Title
A life of adventure and delight
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Akhil Sharma
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hailed as a storyteller whose fiction is "a glowing work of art" (Wall Street Journal), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In A Life of Adventure and Delight, Sharma delivers eight masterful stories that focus on Indian protagonists at home and abroad and that plunge the reader into the unpredictable workings of the human heart.A young woman in an arranged marriage awakens one day surprised to find herself in love with her husband. A retired divorc#65533; tries to become the perfect partner by reading women's magazines. A man's longstanding contempt for his cousin suddenly shifts inward when he witnesses his cousin caring for a sick woman. Tender and darkly comic, the protagonists in A Life of Adventure and Delight deceive themselves and engage in odd behaviors as they navigate how to be good, how to make meaningful relationships, and the strengths and pitfalls of self-interest. Elegantly written and emotionally immediate, the stories provide an intimate, honest assessment of human relationships between mothers and sons, sons and lovers, and husband and wives from a dazzlingly original, critically acclaimed writer
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharma, Akhil
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H34287
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
short stories
Label
A life of adventure and delight : stories, Akhil Sharma
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cosmopolitan -- Surrounded by sleep -- We didn't like him -- If you sing like that for me -- A life of adventure and delight -- A heart is such a heavy thing -- You are happy? -- The well
Control code
ocn959808734
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780393285345
Lccn
2017015695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393285345
  • (OCoLC)959808734
Label
A life of adventure and delight : stories, Akhil Sharma
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cosmopolitan -- Surrounded by sleep -- We didn't like him -- If you sing like that for me -- A life of adventure and delight -- A heart is such a heavy thing -- You are happy? -- The well
Control code
ocn959808734
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780393285345
Lccn
2017015695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393285345
  • (OCoLC)959808734

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