The Lives Of Others

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Supratik is a suppressed soul living in Calcutta. Suppressed by the ties of family, by the expectations of himself, political activism and the agitation of it all. He is compelled by an innate desire to change the world and the life he lives. Suddenly he disappears and is left behind is a note.

What makes this book stand out?

Long-listed for the Booker Prize of 2014.

Read it for

Rare force of emotion that binds us as we lead seemingly normal lives.

Don't read it for

Herculean size of the book and the compulsive use of adjectives, long descriptions and synonyms for every thought that crops up.

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