Publication Date: 24/02/2022 ISBN: 9781529151886 Category:

Run And Hide

Pankaj Mishra

Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 24/02/2022 ISBN: 9781529151886 Category:
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THE FIRST NOVEL IN TWENTY YEARS BY THE AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF AGE OF ANGER

‘A spectacular, illuminating work of fiction’ JENNIFER EGAN

‘Terrific . . . elegantly written, incisively observed, and deeply satisfying to read’ KAMILA SHAMSIE

‘A book that demands to be read and rewards reading’ MOHSIN HAMID
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Arun knows there is only way out of this small railway town. He is about to enrol in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, determined to make something of himself. But once there, he meets two friends who are prepared to go to unimaginable lengths to succeed.

In just a few years, Arun’s friends become the success stories of their generation. In private planes and expensive cars, from New York to Tuscany, they play out their Gatsby-style fantasies.

In reality, someone is about to pay for their many transgressions, but who exactly will it be? Will it be Arun? Will it be Alia, a female writer and influencer, who is piecing together the story of a global financial scandal?

Run and Hide is a novel about a group of friends in an age of upheaval and breakdown; it is a story for our times.
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‘Pankaj Mishra returns to fiction after two decades with a gripping and remarkable novel – his best work yet. It captures the trajectory of our time through insights and moments that are startling, pure, and have a strange inevitability’ AMIT CHAUDHURI

‘Pankaj Mishra kept us waiting 20 years for a new novel, and it becomes apparent, as soon as you pick up Run and Hide, that time has honed one of our greatest writing talents. The narrative draws you in more keenly than any boxset and the prose shimmers with wisdom. Marvellous’ SATHNAM SANGHERA

‘A profound, extraordinarily written, and devastating exploration of the ways the personal is always already the political. Unforgettable’ NEEL MUKHERJEE

‘It is the coup de literature our demented age needs from one of the finest, bravest writers we have’ JUNOT DIAZ

Publisher Review

Pankaj Mishra transforms a visceral, intimate story of one man's humble origins into a kaleidoscopic portrait of a society bedazzled by power and wealth - what it means on a human level, and what it costs. Run and Hide is a spectacular, illuminating work of fiction -- Jennifer Egan Terrific . . . elegantly written, incisively observed, and deeply satisfying to read -- Kamila Shamsie This powerful novel is a searing examination of our recent cultural and political trajectory, a surprising meditation on the role of the writer in times such as ours, a fragile love story, and an unforgiving look at where we are headed. It is, in other words, a book that demands to be read and rewards reading -- Moshin Hamid Pankaj Mishra returns to fiction after two decades with a gripping and remarkable novel - his best work yet. It captures the trajectory of our time through insights and moments that are startling, pure, and have a strange inevitability -- Amit Chaudhuri A profound, extraordinarily written, and devastating exploration of the ways the personal is always already the political. Unforgettable -- Neel Mukherjee Pankaj Mishra writes with great intelligence and lyrical beautyabout the perennial struggle for dignity and stability in a rapidly changing world - and how, in this process, identities are reinvented, reclaimed or renegotiated -- Laila Lalami Pankaj Mishra kept us waiting 20 years for a new novel, and it becomes apparent, as soon as you pick up Run and Hide, that time has honed one of our greatest writing talents. The narrative draws you in more keenly than any boxset and the prose shimmers with wisdom. Marvellous -- Sathnam Sanghera Run and Hide is achingly irresistible and terrifyingly bracing - like seeing yourself or your world, without illusion, for the first time. It is the coup de literature our demented age needs from one of the finest, bravest writers we have -- Junot Diaz An intense, probing novel examines rampant materialism and spiritual bankruptcy * Kirkus Starred Review *

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