A son’s idealistic ambition to change the world has devastating consequences for his family and beyond, in Neel Mukherjee’s vividly powerful novel.

Calcutta, 1967. Unnoticed by his family, Supratik has become dangerously involved in extremist political activism. All he leaves behind before disappearing is a note. At home, his family slowly begins to unravel. Poisonous rivalries grow, the once-thriving family business implodes and destructive secrets are unearthed. And all around them the sands are shifting as society fractures, for this is a moment of turbulence, of inevitable and unstoppable change.
The Man Booker Prize 2014
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Neel Mukherjee

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Neel Mukherjee is the author of two highly acclaimed novels.
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