Remember, Mr Sharma: A BBC2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

Author:   A. P. Firdaus
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN:  

9781399714471


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   23 May 2024
Format:   Paperback
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'Charming and endearing . . . a moving story about the past and the shadow it forever leaves on the present' Huma Qureshi, author of Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love Delhi, 1997: It is India's fiftieth year of independence, the year of Hindu nationalists and atomic bombs. But twelve-year-old Adi has a bigger problem: his Ma has gone missing - again. Left with an ailing grandmother, a raging father and no answers, he finds an unlikely ally: a talking vulture who reveals itself to be a bureaucrat from the Department of Historical Adjustment. The Department holds Adi's family files, which will take him on a journey through time and memory, through fifty years of India's history, uncovering the darkest secrets of his Ma's past. But first, he must unlock them by facing his greatest fears. As bright and hopeful as it is devastating, Remember, Mr Sharma explores the ways in which we view the past, its inescapable hold over us and the stories we tell to set ourselves free.

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Author:   A. P. Firdaus
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint:   Sceptre
Dimensions:   Width: 12.80cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 19.60cm
Weight:   0.268kg
ISBN:  

9781399714471


ISBN 10:   1399714473
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   23 May 2024
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Charming and endearing . . . There's a lyricism to A.P. Firdaus's writing, and I admire how he blends a touch of lightness with the book's heavier exploration of partition, loss and family tragedy to create a moving story about the past and the shadow it forever leaves on the present -- Huma Qureshi, author of <i>Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love</i> Sublime. A wonderful book that employs playful and magical elements in order to explore the past's hold over the present. A fantastic debut from a promising new literary voice. -- Nick Bradley, author of <i>Four Seasons in Japan</i>


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A. P. Firdaus grew up in northern India and has worked as a writer for over a decade, in Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore and London. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. He currently lives in Berlin.

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