Scenes from Early Life

R 67.00   R 195.00

Author: Philip Hensher
Publisher: Fourth Estate (2013)
ISBN-10: 0007450109
ISBN-13: 9780007450107
Condition: Very Good. Some scuffing to the bottom edge of the front cover with some marks on the outside edges of the pages. Else internally clean and well bound.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 310
Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 2 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg


"I was a baby during the war. We stayed inside for months. All my aunts took turns in feeding me. I couldn't be heard to cry. You see, there were soldiers in the streets. They would have known what a crying baby meant. So I had to be kept silent. No, not everyone came out of the war alive". 

Scenes from Early Life is the story of one upper-middle-class Bengali family, told in the form of a memoir. Narrated by a young boy born into a savage civil war, this is a heartbreaking and funny, gripping novel by one of our finest writers.



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