Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma is an American author known for his novels and short stories. His notable works include 'An Obedient Father' and 'Family Life', the latter of which won the 2015 Folio Prize.

Books

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  1. 1. Family Life

    Family Life is a poignant, semi-autobiographical novel that follows the experiences of an Indian family that immigrates to America in the late 1970s. Their dream of a better life is shattered when the older son suffers a terrible accident that leaves him brain-damaged. The story is narrated by the younger son, who struggles with the pressures of his parents' expectations, the trauma of his brother's condition, and the cultural dislocation of being an immigrant in America. The novel explores themes of family, love, loss, and the immigrant experience.

    The 3132nd Greatest Book of All Time