Who was the author David Sedaris touted, and can I get his book?
The award-winning novelist is Akhil Sharma, and yes, we can get his books for you.
We sold every copy we had at Sedaris' recent tour stop in Boise, and we're following up with customers who are asking about Sharma.
Akhil Sharma is the author of An Obedient Father and the new novel Family Life, which David Sedaris dubbed "Outstanding…Every page is alive and surprising, proof of [Sharma’s] huge, unique talent." His most recent book, A Life of Adventure and Delight is available here.
"Hailed as a storyteller whose fiction is "a glowing work of art" (Wall Street Journal), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In A Life of Adventure and Delight, Sharma delivers eight masterful stories that focus on Indian protagonists at home and abroad and that plunge the reader into the unpredictable workings of the human heart. A young woman in an arranged marriage awakens one day surprised to find herself in love with her husband. A retired divorce tries to become the perfect partner by reading women's magazines. A man's longstanding contempt for his cousin suddenly shifts inward when he witnesses his cousin caring for a sick woman.
Tender and darkly comic, the protagonists in A Life of Adventure and Delight deceive themselves and engage in odd behaviors as they navigate how to be good, how to make meaningful relationships, and the strengths and pitfalls of self-interest. Elegantly written and emotionally immediate, the stories provide an intimate, honest assessment of human relationships between mothers and sons, sons and lovers, and husband and wives from a dazzlingly original, critically acclaimed writer."