… Family Life by Akhil Sharma.

While I have yet to write-up my reviews of three of the eight finalists, I have read all the nominees and Family Life is definitely a deserving winner.  It’s a powerful novel about the immigrant experience, assimilation and dealing with disability.  A review is forthcoming.

In the meantime I draw your attention to this review of two of the Folio finalists – All My Puny Sorrows and the Dept. of Speculation – on the @Number 71 blog.  The post makes some salient points that I’m going to refer back to when I do a round-up of the Folio finalists.