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Half gods

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A startlingly beautiful audiobook debut, Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy brings together the exiled, the disappeared, the seekers… Following the fractured origins and destinies of two brothers named after demigods from the ancient epic the Mahabharata, we meet a family struggling with the reverberations of the past in their lives. These ten interlinked stories redraw the map of our world in surprising ways: following an act of violence, a baby girl is renamed after a Hindu goddess but raised as a Muslim; a lonely butcher from Angola finds solace in a family of refugees in New Jersey; a gentle entomologist, in Sri Lanka, discovers unexpected reserves of courage while searching for his missing son. By turns heartbreaking and fiercely inventive, Half Gods reveals with sharp clarity the ways that parents, children, and friends act as unknowing mirrors to each other, revealing in their all-too human weaknesses, hopes, and sorrows a connection to the divine.
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Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-At the birthplace of sound.
Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-Brown smurf.
Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-Butcher.
Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-Last prayer.
Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-Lifetimes in flight.
Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-New world.
Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-Office of missing persons.
Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-Shade.
Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-Story of happiness.
Kumarasamy, Akil,1988-When we were children.
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