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The Limits of the World

(2019)
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The Chandaria family - emigrants from the Indian-enclave of Nairobi - have managed to flourish in America. Premchand, the father, is a doctor who has worked doggedly to grow his practice and give his family security; his wife, Urmila, runs a business importing artisanal Kenyan crafts; and their son, Sunil, after quitting the pre-med track, has gotten accepted to a PhD program in philosophy at Harvard. But the parents have kept a very important secret from Sunil: his cousin, Bimal, is actually his older brother. And when this previously hidden history is revealed by an unforeseen accident, and the entire family is forced to return to Nairobi, Sunil reveals his own well-kept, explosive secret: his Jewish-American girlfriend, who has accompanied him to Kenya, is, in fact, already his wife. Spanning four generations and three continents, The Limits of the World illuminates the vast mosaic of cultural divisions and ethical considerations that shape the ways in which we judge one another's actions. A dazzling debut novel - written with rare empathy and insight - it is a powerful depiction of how we prevent ourselves, unwittingly and otherwise, from understanding the people we are closest to.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Such a smart, compassionate and elegant novel, so deeply invested in morality and the subtleties of families, cultures, and continents." - Lauren Groff


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April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Limits of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Acker
ISBN: 1-883285-77-1 / 978-1-883285-77-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delphinium
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April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Limits of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Acker
ISBN: 1-883285-86-0 / 978-1-883285-86-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delphinium
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April 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Limits of the World
Author(s): Jennifer Acker
ISBN: 1-5385-8399-2 / 978-1-5385-8399-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Limits of the World: Library Edition
Author(s): Jennifer Acker
ISBN: 1-5385-8398-4 / 978-1-5385-8398-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2019 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Limits of the World
Author(s): Jennifer Acker
ISBN: 1-5385-8400-X / 978-1-5385-8400-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Limits of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Acker
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Limits of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Acker
Publisher: Delphinium Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU