A family’s painful test of endurance
Family Life; By Akhil Sharma
FICTION; Family Life; By Akhil Sharma; Norton, €10.60
Family Life, the novel by Akhil Sharma that has just won the Dublin International Literary Prize, is a page-turner with a difference. It is a disconcerting, if compelling, read. There is much grief and tragedy, alleviated by a regular dollop of humour. There is a prevailing suppression of emotion in the often spare prose – which is partly a consequence of it being written from...
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