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@lt;DIV@gt;A stunning novel about family secrets, hailed nationwide @lt;br@gt;as a masterpiece.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;Ram Karan, a corrupt official in the New Delhi school system, lives in one of the city's slums with his widowed daughter and his little granddaughter. Bumbling, sad, ironic, Ram is also a man corroded by a terrible secret. With the assassination of the politician Rajiv Gandhi, Ram is plunged into a series of escalating and possibly deadly political betrayals. As he tries to save his family, his daughter reveals a crime he had hoped was long buried-and Ram, struggling to survive, must make amends after a life of deception. Taking the reader deep into a world of Indian families and politics, gangsters and movie stars, riots and morgues, An Obedient Father is an astonishing fiction debut, a work of rare sensibilities that presents a character as tormented, funny, and morally ambiguous as one of Dostoyevsky's antiheroes.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;/div@gt;

Synopsis:

A stunning novel about family secrets, hailed nationwide

as a masterpiece.

Ram Karan, a corrupt official in the New Delhi school system, lives in one of the city's slums with his widowed daughter and his little granddaughter. Bumbling, sad, ironic, Ram is also a man corroded by a terrible secret. With the assassination of the politician Rajiv Gandhi, Ram is plunged into a series of escalating and possibly deadly political betrayals. As he tries to save his family, his daughter reveals a crime he had hoped was long buried-and Ram, struggling to survive, must make amends after a life of deception. Taking the reader deep into a world of Indian families and politics, gangsters and movie stars, riots and morgues, An Obedient Father is an astonishing fiction debut, a work of rare sensibilities that presents a character as tormented, funny, and morally ambiguous as one of Dostoyevsky's antiheroes.

About the Author

Akhil Sharma was born in India in 1971. His stories have been published in the Best New American Stories and O. Henry Award volumes, as well as the Atlantic and the New Yorker. He lives in Manhattan and works at an investment bank.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156012034
Author:
Sharma, Akhil
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Delhi (india)
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Delhi
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
61-62
Publication Date:
20011105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.62 lb

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A stunning novel about family secrets, hailed nationwide

as a masterpiece.

Ram Karan, a corrupt official in the New Delhi school system, lives in one of the city's slums with his widowed daughter and his little granddaughter. Bumbling, sad, ironic, Ram is also a man corroded by a terrible secret. With the assassination of the politician Rajiv Gandhi, Ram is plunged into a series of escalating and possibly deadly political betrayals. As he tries to save his family, his daughter reveals a crime he had hoped was long buried-and Ram, struggling to survive, must make amends after a life of deception. Taking the reader deep into a world of Indian families and politics, gangsters and movie stars, riots and morgues, An Obedient Father is an astonishing fiction debut, a work of rare sensibilities that presents a character as tormented, funny, and morally ambiguous as one of Dostoyevsky's antiheroes.

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