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A State of Freedom

Neel Mukherjee

In this stunning novel, prize-winning author Neel Mukherjee (A Life Apart, 2016) wrests open the central, defining events of our century: displacement and migration. Five characters, in very different circumstances--from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, to a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in the city--find out the meanings of dislocation and the desire for more. Set in contemporary India, this novel of multiple narratives delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the human urge to strive for a different life.