The Shadow Lines
From the acclaimed author of Sea of Poppies, a novel weaving history and memory together to create "a rare work that balances formal ingenuity, heart, and mind" (New Republic)
Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Amitav Ghosh's radiant second novel follows two families--one English, one Bengali--as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, from the outbreak of World War II to the late twentieth century, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pjulian - LibraryThing
The best book I've ever read. The views on nationality are so clearly explicated. What he meant was the division of nations should be done on the division of notions and culture and lifestyle, not ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EadieB - LibraryThing
Shadow Lines does not have a plot, it is a book of recollections related by the different characters. It is about the meaning of freedoms in the modern world and just how those 'shadow lines' are ... Read full review