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Leila: a novel

By: Akbar, Prayaag.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Simon & Schuster 2018Description: 263 p.ISBN: 9789386797308.Subject(s): Indic fiction - English | Disappeared persons - Fiction | Mothers and daughters - Fiction | Loss - Psychology - FictionDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Winner of "TATA Literature Live" 1st book award (fiction) In a digitized city, sometime in the near future, as an obsession with purity escalates, walls come up dividing and confining communities. Behind the walls high civic order prevails. In the forgotten spaces between, where garbage gathers and disease festers, Shalini must search for Leila, the daughter she lost one tragic summer sixteen years ago. Skirting surveillance systems and thuggish Repeaters, Shalini—once wealthy, with perhaps a wayward past; now a misfit, pushed to the margins—is propelled only by her search. What follows is a story of longing, faith, and most of all, loss. With its unflinching gaze on class, privilege, and the choices that today confront us—and its startling, almost prophetic vision of the world— Leila announces Prayaag Akbar as a remarkable new voice in Indian fiction....
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Winner of "TATA Literature Live" 1st book award (fiction) In a digitized city, sometime in the near future, as an obsession with purity escalates, walls come up dividing and confining communities. Behind the walls high civic order prevails. In the forgotten spaces between, where garbage gathers and disease festers, Shalini must search for Leila, the daughter she lost one tragic summer sixteen years ago. Skirting surveillance systems and thuggish Repeaters, Shalini—once wealthy, with perhaps a wayward past; now a misfit, pushed to the margins—is propelled only by her search. What follows is a story of longing, faith, and most of all, loss. With its unflinching gaze on class, privilege, and the choices that today confront us—and its startling, almost prophetic vision of the world— Leila announces Prayaag Akbar as a remarkable new voice in Indian fiction....

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