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  • Hardcover
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  • A State of Freedom
  • Neel Mukherjee
  • English
  • 04 February 2018
  • 9781784740429

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Neel Mukherjee Ñ 4 Free download A State of Freedom Free download ò 104 Them Five characters in very different circumstances from a domestic cook in Mumbai to a vagrant and his dancing bear and 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 Set in contempora. Neel Mukherjee may have narrowly missed out on winning the Booker Prize when his previous novel The Lives of Others was shortlisted in 2014 but someone ought to give this writer a crown just for writing such impactful openings in his novels In both that book and his new novel A State of Freedom I was moved surprised and totally gripped after reading the first twenty or thirty pages The vignettes which open these novels are separate from the main plots but have the ability to capture a reader s attention and emotionally set the tone for what s to come In the case of this new novel we meet a man who returns to India after living in America for a long time with his son in tow On their travels to tourist sites he has a conflicted sense of identity seeing his native country through Western eyes He has feelings of guilt mixed with anxiety and disgust Then something so surprising and eerie occurs that I became hooked The novel goes on to describe the lives of a few different individuals whose stories connect in fascinating ways It s a sweeping story that makes a complex but highly readable portrait of the state of modern India economic ineuality classism and national identityRead my full review of A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee on LonesomeReader

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Neel Mukherjee Ñ 4 Free download A State of Freedom Free download ò 104 What happens when we attempt to exchange the life we are given for something better Can we transform the possibilities we are born into A State of Freedom prises open the central defining events of our century – displacement and migration – but not as you imagine. Stories connected by both a common theme and recurring characters in some five stories in total He should us an India where the wealthy can live down the block from the slums though the slums are hidden behind a sea wall Where people are trying to better their lives grabbing at chances for either themselves or their children The second story is by far the easiest at least emotionally to read A young man return from America for a month with plans to write a regional cookbook of recipes from his Homeland While there he makes friend with the cook a woman who he find our PT after visiting her village that cooks for multiple families sending most of the money home so that a nephew can go to college in America and better himself and his family The third is the hardest to read a man finds a bear cub and decides to train it so that he can take it on the road and make money for his family and his brothers family This is a graphic and abusive depiction of what it takes to make the bear obedient I skimmed much of this in fact almost put the book down but this man can write his words so impactful and I continued on The desperation of this man trying to do anything to make money to rise above himself by whatever means was emotionally stirring Things do not go as well as planned but the man feels free on the roadThis author does not spare the reader the utter hopelessness so many of these people feel Food is a key theme either the cooking of it where there is plenty or the lack of it the desperation to feed a family with no money no resources Lack of education and wanting to better oneself in one story a man who takes his wife to the hospital but cannot read feels a hopelessness that is searing when he cannot read the signs telling him where to go The last story is all one sentence and relates back to the first This is a magnificent collection albeit one that is hard emotionally to read Yet so often these are the stories that stick with the reader make the greatest impression For me this one did and willARC from Edelweiss

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Neel Mukherjee Ñ 4 Free download A State of Freedom Free download ò 104 Ry India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another this novel of multiple narratives – formally daring fierce but full of pity – delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the unuenchable human urge to strive for a different li. This interview gives an excellent perspective on some of Mukherjee s inspirations book both in title structure and content is inspired by VS Naipaul s In a Free State It is a wonderfully formally audacious book He has three novellas bookended by a prologue and epilogue and not a single of those narratives join in any kind of obvious way and yet it is a novel I found myself asking Why is it a novel It returns very interesting answers In this book however the prologue is a poorly written story about a professor returning to India with his American born son riddled with cliches on only the second page the two pass by a series of signboards including 100% VAGETARIAN and as they pass a Coca Cola sign the boy is able to read that trademark universal wave even though he couldn t read the language The story does however set up later sections the father witnesses a labourer falling to his death as they wait in a car a beggar and a bear appear beside the car the beggar with a fox like face like a ghostly tour guide that the father has seen previously The idea of opening with a ghost story is a deliberate one I was thinking carefully about what a ghost story does A ghost exists always because something unhappy in the past has not been settled I thought the perhaps the ghost story could be opened up to think about painful histories and unsettled history The second part of the book is around another non resident Indian this time a young London based designer and his annual visits to his family home where he interacts with two servants the cook Renu and another servant Milly his Western values clash with the traditional views of his upbringing in his relations with them My primary school daughters were telling me when writing a story recently that their teacher is always urging them to show not tell when writing a story but Mukherjee fails to follow this edict with the character explaining A deep seated almost hard wired cultural training injected outrage into my system at the fact of a servant answering back But no sooner had it manifested than the over riding educated liberal reaction to the retrogressive nature of that first response pushed it down After these initial weaknesses though the book becomes much stronger and explores the painful histories and unsettled stories opened up by the ghost story In the remainder of the second section the son decides to visit Renu s home village only to realise the almost insurmountable cultural barriers between him and the life of her relatives and also having to confront the fact that what he sees as a positive story Renu using her savings to pay for her nephew to attend a top university abroad has a clear downside it is at the expense of her own daughter s education and upbringing The third section gives us the back story of the man and his bear with the cruelness he and many others exhibit to the bear both standing as a wider metaphor for ineuality in India but here now with Mukherjee in show mode and as a direct reference to the lack of animal rights in India The fourth section is Milly s back story but interleaved with the story of her childhood friend Soni while Milly sees her escape from poverty as acting as a servant in big Cities with mixed results one of her placements effectively ending up as captivity but with her eventually meeting her husband her friend becomes a Naxalite guerilla The fifth section is a brief stream of consciousness from the construction worker who we realise is the brother of the bear handler before his deathDespite the links between the sections there is a clear lack of resolution to the stories for example a key mystery in the first story is the open animosity of Renu towards Milly and while this is acknowledged in Renu s story it is not explained and the final tale of the construction worker has no real resolutions or reveals to the other stories Similarly although there are potential cameo appearances of the scientist in the second third and fourth sections none are clear This again seems a deliberate stylistic device with the author commenting There are people who have written very cohesive books with fractured narratives David Mitchell comes to mind Cloud Atlas I think is so wonderful in what he does with structure and tectonics You will see everything join up in very unexpected ways I wanted to write in a very non David Mitchell kind of way I thought a properly realistic novel would mean that things don t join up One ramification of the word freedom is chaos Things don t cohere and they spin apartInstead of tying everything up A State of Freedom ends with fraying and chaos That is a realistically Indian novel I feel The whole Indian state that held together miraculously for the last 70 years since independence is fracturing Overall this is a mixed novel I found it difficult to forget the sheer clunkiness of the opening pages but also enjoyed the way in which the novel explored modern India and the divides between castes classes religions animals gender especially in terms of education residents and returning non residents generations regions A key theme of the book also is transitions and attempts to move across those divides And while there is much bleakness to the writing there is also life and vibrancy particularly in the detailed descriptions of cuisine in the second and fourth sections and Milly s story in particular ends on a positive note Something Soni says appeared like a light she didn t know existed aorund a corner Your life is in bits and pieces a little bit here a little bit there One year in Dumri another year somewhere else then another year somewhere else again Milly disagrees silently voiceferously Her life is not fragmented To her it has unity and coherence She gives it thoese ualities How can movement from one place to another break you Are you a terracota doll broken in transit


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