Still Lives

Still Lives

Paperback Published on: 29/06/2022
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'The glow of my cigarette picks out a dark shape lying on the ground. I bend down to take a closer look. It's a dead sparrow. I wondered if I had become that bird, disoriented and lost.' Young, handsome and contemptuous of his father's traditional ways, PK Malik leaves Bombay to start a new life in America. Stopping in Manchester to visit an old friend, he thinks he sees a business opportunity, and decides to stay on. Now fifty-five, PK has fallen out of love with life. His business is struggling and his wife Geeta is lonely, pining for the India she's left behind. One day PK crosses the path of Esther, the wife of his business competitor, and they launch into an affair conducted in shabby hotel rooms, with the fear of discovery forever hanging in the air. Still Lives is a tightly woven, haunting work that pulls apart the threads of a family and plays with notions of identity. Shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize, Winner of the Reader's Choice Award at the Diverse Book Awards 2023

  • Publisher: Renard Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781913724580
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Still Lives
Great read about families and contemporary society
What if the sought after dream fails to live up to its promise? What if the choices one makes have rippling consequences with the potential for disaster? R... READ MORE
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