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A Free Man

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A Free Man

A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi

By Aman Sethi; Vikas Adam (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, MP3 CD, 9781470826253

Publication Date: October 22, 2012

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Description
Like Dave Eggers' Zeitoun and Alexander Masters' Stuart, this is a tour de force of narrative reportage--an intimate portrait of an invisible man. Mohammed Ashraf studied biology in college, and after college he learned how to repair television sets, cut suit lengths, and slice chicken. He has lived in Mumbai, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Surat, and Patna, but this evening he is stoned on a street in Sadar Bazaar in North Delhi. The morning shall bring hangovers, whiskey breakfasts, and possibly answers to the lingering questions that haunt Ashraf. How did he get here? Why is he the way he is? And is there a way back home? In this compelling account of the life of an itinerant laborer, Aman Sethi brings Ashraf vividly alive and illuminates the lives of countless others like him. Wry, humorous, and insightful, A Free Man is an unforgettable portrait of an invisible man in his invisible city.
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