Books by Akhil Sharma

A LIFE OF ADVENTURE AND DELIGHT by Akhil Sharma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Filled with a strong sense of the odds against any kind of happiness, these stories have a psychological acuity that redeems their dark worldview."
Neither adventure nor delight await the characters of this ironically titled collection. Read full book review >
FAMILY LIFE by Akhil Sharma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2014

"A moving story of displacement and of the inevitable adjustments one must make when life circumstances change."
In Sharma's world, as in Leo Tolstoy's, unhappy families continue to be unhappy in different ways. Read full book review >
AN OBEDIENT FATHER by Akhil Sharma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"So full it threatens sometimes to collapse or overflow; but a debut, on balance, that's pathetic, remorseless, and wrenching."
Storywriter and investment banker Sharma's first novel is in equal parts squalid and compelling: the tale of a corrupt civil servant in Delhi who ruins lives, his own included, by having seduced his own daughter. Read full book review >