Mukherjee, Neel: A Life Apart. First Edition/First Printing.« back
This is a first edition and first printing of A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee, published by Constable in 2010.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
'A Life Apart' tells two stories. The first is of Ritwik's; a story of a young man's escape from a blighted childhood of squalor and abuse in Calcutta to the edge of what he considers to be a new world, full of possibilities, in England, where he has a chance to rebuild his life and start all over again. But his past, especially the scarred, all-consuming relationship with his recently-dead mother, is a minefield: will Ritwik find the salvation he's looking for? Could it arrive in the form of the second story that comprises the novel, the one he is writing himself, the story of Miss Gilby, a marginal character from a Tagore novel? Or could it be in the figure of eighty-six-year-old Anne Cameron, fragile and damaged, who gives shelter to Ritwik in London in exchange of the care that she needs? As present and past of several lives collide, Ritwik's own goes into free fall.
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