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All The Lives We Never Lived
Anuradha Roy

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : May 25, 2019
Imprint : HACHETTE INDIA
Page Extent : 344
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789388322195
Price : 450

About the book

War, nationalism, and trees shape lives in unforeseeable ways in this novel about a family and a country struggling with enormous transformations.

'In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman' - so begins the story of Myshkin and his mother, Gayatri, who is driven to rebel against tradition and follow her artist's instinct for freedom.

Freedom of a different kind is in the air across India. The fight against British rule is reaching a critical turn. The Nazis have come to power in Germany. At this point of crisis, two strangers arrive in Gayatri's town, opening up to her the vision of other possible lives.

What took Myshkin's mother from India to Dutch-held Bali in the 1930s, ripping a knife through his comfortingly familiar universe? Excavating the roots of the world in which he was abandoned, Myshkin comes to understand the connections between the anguish at home and a war-torn universe overtaken by patriotism.

Anuradha Roy's deeply moving novel tells the story of men and women trapped in a dangerous era uncannily similar to the present. Its scale is matched by its power as a parable for our times.


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A rich and layered read' - Naina Bajekal, Time
Fans of Michael Ondaatje's recent novel, Warlight, will appreciate Roy's similarly sensitive exploration of a child's mingled confusion, resentment and hope' - Ron Charles, Washington Post
An extraordinary writer with many gifts' - Tishani Doshi, The Hindu
A writer of great subtlety and intelligence' - Kamila Shamsie, Guardian
     
Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy is the author of An Atlas of Impossible Longing, The Folded Earth and Sleeping on Jupiter, which won the DSC Prize for Fiction 2016 and was longlisted for the Man...(+)

Books by Anuradha Roy
All the Lives We Never Lived (HB)
An Atlas of Impossible Longing (PB)
Sleeping on Jupiter (PB)
Sleeping On Jupiter (HB)
The Earthspinner (HB)
The Folded Earth (HB)
The Folded Earth (PB)