Publish date: May 1st 2014
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
“Family Life” by Akhil Sharma is a beautiful and bitter sweet story. Immigration life in the 1970s US and family tragedy are well teamed together as main themes to make for a rich and emotional read. A great voice, likeable and with a fascinating perspective, the story only suffered for me from mayb...
There are some wonderful moments in Akhil Sharma's Family Life, largely in how the protagonist, Ajay, sees the world. He often has a view that is juvenile, yet insightful. These glimpses of Ajay's perspective give this novel its strength, but it hinges far too much on these occasions. The story and ...