Family Life by Akhil Sharma

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 2776th greatest book of all time


Published
2014
Nationality
Indian
Type
Fiction
Pages
224-240
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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