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He had years earlierThese lives are woven through with the ongoing discipline of work and the responsibility and tedium of family life Lives laced with the joys of old friendship the pleasure of sex and the redemptive kindness of one’s own children This is the story of the living. Living is a gift though each of us has trials and tribulations Leading a dull unvarying life is a choiceFlexibility and willingness to experience change and growth is anotherClaire a shoe factory worker in England and Arun a chappal maker in India both have uneventful lives The story alternates between these two voices and enumerates the choices they felt should have been made to control their destiniesThe digital copy was difficult to read and contained many spacing errors The text was sometimes unclear as to which character s feelings were being revealed A disappointing read

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Is she ready to move on from memory and the routine of her days Arun an older man in a western Indian town makes hand sewn chappals at home A recovered alcoholic now a grandfather he negotiates the newfound indignities of old age while returning in thought to the extramarital affair. The story of two people running in parallel one in England the other in India Claire a single mother who works in a shoe factory one of the last ones in England Arun is a worker making chappals slippers in KolhapurThe book is a recounting of their lives their humdrum everyday life where for Claire nothing ever seems to change while for Arun has all the indignities that come with old age to faceIt might have been interesting had the writing been evocative In this case it was just tedious This is one of those few books that I struggled to read In fact it took me a while to understand where this was going when the chapter suddenly started talking of Arun That might have been because this was a review copy yet to

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There is a certain number of breaths each of us has to take and no amount of care or carelessness can alter thatThis is the story of two lives Claire is a young single mother working in one of England’s last surviving shoe factories her adult life formed by a teenage relationship. There are books that the reader finishes and fails to see the Author s point or what the publisher saw Any of the parties could be at fault but this book was one suchThe book narrates two parallel tales Claire working in a shoe factory in Britain is a single mom of a teenager Her monochrome life is stifling and so she tries to find spark in affairs only to be disappointed or guiltyThe other track is of Arun the last of the Kolhapuri chappal makers His sons and grandsons have moved on With age related diseases guilt over past regrets and nostalgia he carries on living with nothing to look forward toThe book starts of well alright with lot of uotable uotes on ennui Sample this I thought to myself something I of


10 thoughts on “The Living

  1. says:

    The title and the blurb aptly describe the book so nothing much of the story from my partWhat I would like to say

  2. says:

    “Don't cry because it's over smile because it happened” Dr SeussAnjali Joseph an award winning Indian author pens her new novel The Living that unfolds the story of two characters' daily lives their past mistakes their shortcomings and their daily mundane routine set in two different continents of the world The story is uniue yet it could have been much better with lots of character and plot developmentSynopsis There

  3. says:

    There are books that the reader finishes and fails to see the Author's point or what the publisher saw Any of the parties could be at fault but this book was one suchThe book narrates two parallel tales Claire working in a shoe factory in Britain is a single mom of a teenager Her monochrome life is stifling and so she tr

  4. says:

    I thought this was very uiet beautiful and impressively strange It reminded me of Knausgaard in the sense that it's about how life is lived about how nothing really happens and how that could make you feel kind of ennui is

  5. says:

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a strange book to read Not bad just not entirely complete It is the story of two people a single mum in England and an elderly grandfather in India There is no connection between them though I did search for one and they never meet they

  6. says:

    The story of two people running in parallel one in England the other in India Claire a single mother who works in a shoe factory one of the last ones in England Arun is a worker making chappals slippers in KolhapurThe book is a recounting of their lives their humdrum everyday life where for Claire nothing ever seems to change whi

  7. says:

    25 starsClaire’s story was okay but I couldn’t get into the parts with Arun The two halves seemed very disjointed shoes wasn’t enough of a concept to bind them together

  8. says:

    Living is a gift though each of us has trials and tribulations Leading a dull unvarying life is a choiceFlexibility and willingness to experience change and growth is anotherClaire a shoe factory worker in England and Arun a chappal maker in India both have uneventful lives The story alternates between these two voices and enumerates the choices they felt should have been made to control their destiniesThe digital copy

  9. says:

    Two alternate lives Claire working in a shoe factory in England and Arun working as a chappal maker which is featured on the cover in Kohalpur He is just doing what his father and grandfather before him did Both characters

  10. says:

    Anjali Joseph’s third novel tells two tenuously connected stories of two dissimilar people living thousands of miles apart Thirty s

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