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- DescriptionWhen Skanda's father Toby dies, estranged from Skanda's mother and from the India he once loved, it falls to Skanda to return his body to his birthplace. This is a journey that takes him halfway around the world and deep within three generations of his family, whose fractures, frailties and toxic legacies he has always sought to elude. Both an intimate portrait of a marriage and its aftershocks, and a paramic vision of India's half-century - in which a rapacious new energy supplants an ineffectual elite - The Way Things Were is an epic vel about the pressures of history upon the present moment. It is also a meditation on the stories we tell and the stories we forget; their tenderness and violence in forging bonds and in breaking them apart. Set in modern Delhi and at flashpoints from the past four decades, fusing private and political, classical and contemporary to thrilling effect, this book confirms Aatish Taseer as one of the most arresting voices of his generation.
- Author BiographyAatish Taseer was born in 1980. He is the author of Stranger to History: a Son's Journey through Islamic Lands, a Costa-shortlisted first novel, The Temple-Goers and the highly acclaimed Noon. He has also written for the Sunday Times, Prospect and Esquire. He lives between Delhi and New York.
- Author(s)Aatish Taseer
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication28/01/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight410 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementMain Market Ed.
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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