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Is she ready to move on from memory and the routine of her days Arun an older man in a western Indian town makes hand sewn chappals at home A recovered alcoholic now a grandfather he negotiates the newfound indignities of old age while returning in thought to the extramarital affair. I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a strange book to read Not bad just not entirely complete It is the story of two people a single mum in England and an elderly grandfather in India There is no connection between them though I did search for one and they never meet they just share the profession of making shoes That missing link was the first thing that bothered me Another was the lack of conflict and thus development Yes they have their lives and some low key very realistic problems here and there but it is nothing spec The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) ready to move on from memory and the Homewrecker routine of her days Arun an older man in a western Indian town makes hand sewn chappals at home A Make your own model forts & castles recovered alcoholic now a grandfather he negotiates the newfound indignities of old age while Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury returning in thought to the extramarital affair. I How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) reviewThis was a strange book to Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic read Not bad just not entirely complete It is the story of two people a single mum in England and an elderly grandfather in India There is no connection between them though I did search for one and they never meet they just share the profession of making shoes That missing link was the first thing that bothered me Another was the lack of conflict and thus development Yes they have their lives and some low key very Earthfall (Homecoming, realistic problems here and there but it is nothing spec

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He had years earlierThese lives are woven through with the ongoing discipline of work and the responsibility and tedium of family life Lives laced with the joys of old friendship the pleasure of sex and the redemptive kindness of one’s own children This is the story of the living. Two alternate lives Claire working in a shoe factory in England and Arun working as a chappal maker which is featured on the cover in Kohalpur He is just doing what his father and grandfather before him did Both characters lead humdrum lives and both wonder what would have happened if things had worked out differently in their respective worldsI unfortunately did not understand that the book was portraying the two lives and the workings of the mind of the characters till the very end The portrayal of daily life the humdrum and the extraordinary were both depicted in detai The Homelanders (The Homelanders, responsibility and tedium of family life Lives laced with the joys of old friendship the pleasure of sex and the Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. redemptive kindness of one’s own children This is the story of the living. Two alternate lives Claire working in a shoe factory in England and Arun working as a chappal maker which is featured on the cover in Kohalpur He is just doing what his father and grandfather before him did Both characters lead humdrum lives and both wonder what would have happened if things had worked out differently in their Burning Attraction respective worldsI unfortunately did not understand that the book was portraying the two lives and the workings of the mind of the characters till the very end The portrayal of daily life the humdrum and the extraordinary were both depicted in detai

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There is a certain number of breaths each of us has to take and no amount of care or carelessness can alter thatThis is the story of two lives Claire is a young single mother working in one of England’s last surviving shoe factories her adult life formed by a teenage relationship. There are books that the reader finishes and fails to see the Author s point or what the publisher saw Any of the parties could be at fault but this book was one suchThe book narrates two parallel tales Claire working in a shoe factory in Britain is a single mom of a teenager Her monochrome life is stifling and so she tries to find spark in affairs only to be disappointed or guiltyThe other track is of Arun the last of the Kolhapuri chappal makers His sons and grandsons have moved on With age related diseases guilt over past regrets and nostalgia he carries on living with


10 thoughts on “The Living

  1. says:

    The title and the blurb aptly describe the book so nothing much of the story from my partWhat I would like to say is that it is a slow moving book and the pace slows down as it proceeds and towards the end there are a few loose ends which we can interpret or built upon in our own wayThe two protagonists of this story are Claire a young British woman and Arun an old Indian man who live in their own countries and the only

  2. says:

    “Don't cry because it's over smile because it happened” Dr SeussAnjali Joseph an award winning Indian author

  3. says:

    There are books that the reader finishes and fails to see the Author's point or what the publisher saw Any of the parties could be at fault but this book was one suchThe book narrates two parallel tales Claire working in a shoe factory in Britain is a single mom of a teenager Her monochrome life is stifling and so she tries to find spark in affairs only to be disappointed or guiltyThe other track is of Arun the last of

  4. says:

    I thought this was very uiet beautiful and impressively strange It reminded me of Knausgaard in the sense that it's about how life is lived a

  5. says:

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a strange book to read Not bad just not entirely complete It is the story of two people a single mum in England and an elderly grandfather in Ind

  6. says:

    The story of two people running in parallel one in England the other in India Claire a single mother who works in a shoe factory one of the last ones in England Arun is a worker making chappals slippers in KolhapurThe book i

  7. says:

    25 starsClaire’s story was okay but I couldn’t get into the parts with Arun The two halves seemed very disjointed shoes wasn’t enough of a concept to bind them together

  8. says:

    Living is a gift though each of us has trials and tribulations Leading a dull unvarying life is a choiceFlexibility and willingness to experience change and growth is anotherClaire a shoe factory worker in England and Arun a chappal maker in

  9. says:

    Two alternate lives Claire working in a shoe factory in England and Arun working as a chappal maker which is featured on the cover in Kohalpur He is just doing what his father and grandfather before him did Both characters lead humdrum lives and both wonder what would have happened if things had worked out differently i

  10. says:

    Anjali Joseph’s third novel tells two tenuously connected stories of two dissimilar people living thousands of miles apart Thirty something Claire lives in Norwich England with her teenage son Jason and works in a shoe factory Claire estranged from her family and long out of touch with Jason’s father makes ends meet but lives a sterile

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