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All the lives we never lived : a novel / Anuradha Roy.

Author/creator Roy, Anuradha author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publication Info New York : Atria Books, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description272 pages ; 24 cm
Abstract "From the Man Booker Prize-nominated author of Sleeping on Jupiter, The Folded Earth, and An Atlas of Impossible Longing, a poignant and sweeping novel set in India during World War II and the present-day about a son's quest to uncover the truth about his mother. In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman. The man was in fact German, but in small-town India in those days, all white foreigners were largely thought of as British. So begins the story of Myshkin and his mother, Gayatri, a rebellious, alluring artist who abandons parenthood and marriage to follow her primal desire for freedom. Though freedom may be stirring in the air of India, across the world the Nazis have risen to power in Germany. At this point of crisis, a German artist from Gayatri's past seeks her out. His arrival ignites passions she has long been forced to suppress. What follows is her life as pieced together by her son, a journey that takes him through India and Dutch-held Bali. Excavating the roots of the world in which he was abandoned, he comes to understand his long-lost mother, and the connections between strife at home and a war-torn universe overtaken by patriotism. With her signature "precise and poetic" (The Independent) writing, Anuradha Roy's All the Lives We Never Lived is a spellbinding and emotionally powerful saga about family, identity, and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Other edition issuedReproduction of (manifestation): Roy, Anuradha. All the lives we never lived London : MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2018 9780857058171
Issued in other formOnline version: Roy, Anuradha. All the lives we never lived. New York : Atria Books, 2018 9781982100537
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
LCCN 2018026734
ISBN1982100516 (hardback)
Stock numberPocket Books, 1230 Ave of the Americas 9th Fl, New York, NY, USA, 10020 SAN 200-2442

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