The Ever After Of Ashwin Rao

byPadma Viswanathan

Hardcover | March 25, 2014

The Ever After Of Ashwin Rao by Padma Viswanathan
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SHORTLISTED 2014 – Scotiabank Giller Prize

From internationally acclaimed New Face of Fiction author Padma Viswanathan, a stunning new work set among families of those who lost loved ones in the 1985 Air India bombing, registering the unexpected reverberations of this tragedy in the lives of its survivors. A book of post-9/11 Canada, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao demonstrates that violent politics are all-too-often homegrown in North America but ignored at our peril.

     In 2004, almost 20 years after the fatal bombing of an Air India flight from Vancouver, 2 suspects--finally--are on trial for the crime. Ashwin Rao, an Indian psychologist trained in Canada, comes back to do a "study of comparative grief," interviewing people who lost loved one in the attack. What he neglects to mention is that he, too, had family members who died on the plane. Then, to his delight and fear, he becomes embroiled in the lives of one family caught in the undertow of the tragedy, and privy to their secrets. This surprising emotional connection sparks him to confront his own losses. The Ever After of Ashwin Rao imagines the lasting emotional and political consequences of a real-life act of terror, confronting what we might learn to live with and what we can live without.
Title:The Ever After Of Ashwin RaoFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:384 pages, 9.3 X 6.64 X 1.31 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 9.3 X 6.64 X 1.31 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307356345

ISBN - 13:9780307356345

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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