The Lives of Others

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Calcutta, 1967. Unnoticed by his family, Supratik has become dangerously involved in student unrest, agitation, extremist political activism. Compelled by an idealistic desire to change his life and the world around him, all he leaves behind before disappearing is this note. The ageing patriarch and matriarch of his family, the Ghoshes, preside over their large household, unaware that beneath the barely ruffled surface of their lives the sands are shifting.

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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

Additional information

Weight 0.362 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

516

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K