A Life Apart: A Novel by Neel Mukherjee

By Neel Mukherjee

"A remarkable first novel . . . shockingly good." ―Rose Tremain, Daily Telegraph Ritwik Ghosh, twenty-two and lately orphaned, unearths the opportunity to begin a brand new existence whilst he arrives in England from Calcutta. yet Oxford holds little of the salvation Ritwik is seeking. as a substitute, he strikes to London, the place he drops out of reliable life right into a shadowy hinterland of unlawful immigrants. the tale that Ritwik writes to stave off his loneliness starts off to discover ghostly echoes in his personal lifestyles. And, as current and previous of numerous lives collide, Ritwik’s personal is going into loose fall.

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But they assuring me of their assistance, in correcting my faults where I spoke improperly, I was encourag'd to attempt it, that I might not be 10 wanting in what I cou'd, to satisfie the desires of so many Gentlemen who were willing to give the world this usefull Work. They have effectually perform'd their promise to me; and I have been as carefull on my side, to take their advice in all things; so that the Reader may assure himself of a tolerable Translation: Not Elegant, for I propos'd not that to my self; but familiar, clear and instructive.

But Zeuxis, who from the choice which he made of Five Virgins, drew that wonderfull Picture of Helena, which Cicero in his Oratour beforemention'd, sets be20 fore us as the most perfect Example of Beauty, at the same time admonishes a Painter, to contemplate the Idea's of the most Natural Forms; and to make a judicious choice of several Bodies, all of them the most Elegant which he can find: by which we may plainly understand that he thought it impossible to find in any one Body all those Perfections which he sought for the accomplishment of a Helena, because Nature in any individual person makes nothing that is perfect in all its parts.

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