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The Lives of Others

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best Novel (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Neel Mukherjee delivers a powerful, epic story of a family and a nation.

The aging patriarch and matriarch of the Ghosh family preside over their large household, made up of their five adult children and their respective children, unaware that beneath the barely ruffled surface of their lives the sands are shifting. Each set of family members occupies a floor of the home, in accordance to their standing within the family. Poisonous rivalries between sisters-in-law, destructive secrets, and the implosion of the family business threaten to unravel bonds of kinship as social unrest brews in greater Indian society. This is a moment of turbulence, of inevitable and unstoppable change: The chasm between the generations, and between those who have and those who have not, has never been wider. The eldest grandchild, Supratik, compelled by his idealism, becomes dangerously involved in extremist political activism - an action that further catalyzes the decay of the Ghosh home.

Ambitious, rich, and compassionate, The Lives of Others anatomizes the soul of a nation as it unfolds a family history at the same time as it questions the nature of political action and the limits of empathy. It is a novel of unflinching power and emotional force.

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2014 : Hardback
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Title: The Lives of Others
Author(s): Neel Mukherjee
ISBN: 818400379X / 978-8184003796
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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lives of Others
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ISBN: 0-393-24790-2 / 978-0-393-24790-9 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lives of Others
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ISBN: 0-7011-8629-1 / 978-0-7011-8629-6 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lives of Others
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ISBN: 0-393-35171-8 / 978-0-393-35171-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Lives of Others
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ISBN: 8184006950 / 978-8184006957
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lives of Others
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ISBN: 0-09-955448-8 / 978-0-09-955448-6 (UK edition)
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lives of Others
Author(s): Neel Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-7011-8630-5 / 978-0-7011-8630-2 (UK edition)
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December 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Lives of Others: A Novel
Author(s): Neel Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-5012-0076-3 / 978-1-5012-0076-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Lives of Others
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Title: The Lives of Others
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Title: The Lives of Others
Author(s): Neel Mukherjee
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Title: The Lives of Others
Author(s): Neel Mukherjee
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