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Scenes from Early Life

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, this is the new novel from the author of 'King of the Badgers' and the Man Booker-shortlisted 'The Northern Clemency'.

"I was a baby during the war. We stayed inside for months. All my aunts took turns in feeding me. I couldn't be heard to cry. You see, there were soldiers in the streets. They would have known what a crying baby meant. So I had to be kept silent. No, not everyone came out of the war alive."

One family's life, and a nation - Bangladesh - are uniquely created through conversation, sacrifice, songs, bonds, blood, bravery and jokes. Narrated by a young boy born into a savage civil war, 'Scenes from Early Life' is a heartbreaking, funny and gripping novel by one of our finest writers.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Scenes from Early Life: A Novel
Author(s): Philip Hensher
ISBN: 0-86547-761-2 / 978-0-86547-761-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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April 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Scenes from Early Life
Author(s): Philip Hensher
ISBN: 0-00-743370-0 / 978-0-00-743370-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Scenes from Early Life: A Novel
Author(s): Philip Hensher
ISBN: 0-86547-805-8 / 978-0-86547-805-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Scenes from Early Life
Author(s): Philip Hensher
ISBN: 0-00-745010-9 / 978-0-00-745010-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Scenes from Early Life
Author(s): Philip Hensher
ISBN: 0-00-751372-0 / 978-0-00-751372-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Scenes from Early Life: A Novel
Author(s): Philip Hensher
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Scenes from Early Life
Author(s): Philip Hensher
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU