Centres on an adulterous affair between Saffie, a silent young German woman, who is first maid and then wife to a famous flautist, and Andras, a Jewish flute-mender. The story unfolds in Paris at the height of the Algerian war in the 1950s.
Notice to Quit: The Great Irish Famine Evictions (Paperback)
NYTimes book review Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In his highly anticipated second novel, Family Life, he delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision. We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother…
"When Radley returns to the United States after volunteering abroad, she comes back to a country under military rule with strict travel restrictions, and she must find her way back to her Vermont home through the New England woods."
The Irish Slave Trade. VIDEO touches on Irish sent by the tens of thousands to Barbados, St Kit, Montserrat in the 1600s to work the English plantations. -- I visited the Caribbean several times and found all the Irish living there a curious thing, imagining it had to do with immigration following the Irish Famine of the 19th century. Years later I learned they are descendants of slaves.