A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi

A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi

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“A deeply moving, funny, and brilliantly written account from one of India’s most original new voices.”—Katherine Boo Like Dave Eggers’s Zeitoun and Alexander Masters’s Stuart, this is a tour de force of narrative reportage.

Mohammed Ashraf studied biology, became a butcher, a tailor, and an electrician’s apprentice; now he is a homeless day laborer in the heart of old Delhi. How did he end up this way? In an astonishing debut, Aman Sethi brings him… (mehr)

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This is a struggle to find freedom that is conducted with a deep sense of honor among individuals, with compassion, and through pain and deprivation. Sethi's powerful book acknowledges, without empty celebration, these struggles.

“A Free Man” makes no promise of a happy ending. Perhaps no book about contemporary Indian society can. But it delivers more. It takes readers on a journey they might otherwise not go on.

Kirkus Reviews : A Free Man ( 1. August 2012)

Alternately sad, defiant, carefree and understated, this journey into a world hidden in plain sight is well worth taking.


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Verlag: W. W. Norton & Company (15. Oktober 2012)

Format: EPUB

Seitenzahl: 240 Seiten

Dateigröße: 383 KB

Schutz: DRM

Sprache: Englisch


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