A State of Freedom

A State of Freedom

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What happens when one attempts to exchange the life one is given for something better? Can we transform the possibilities we are born into?--Set in contemporary India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another, this novel of multiple narratives--formally daring, fierce, but full of pity--delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the unquenchable human urge to strive for a different life.
Publisher: New York ; London : W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2017
ISBN: 9780393292909
0393292908
Branch Call Number: F MUKHERJEE
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 25 cm

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Five characters in very different circumstances--from a domestic cook in Mumbai to a vagrant and his dancing bear--find the meanings of dislocation and the desire to get more out of life.


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brangwinn
Dec 29, 2018

I felt despair as I read the short stories of people searching for more. The stories are set in India and have a subtle connection. This wasn’t light reading. Using short stories is an excellent way to show a variety of points of view.

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kennysxx
Oct 20, 2018

did not like this book. how do I get it off my page?

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GummiGirl
Mar 11, 2018

Brutal at times, but always moving and very readable.

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