Remember, Mr Sharma features in seventh series of BBC 2's Between the Covers TV book club
A. P. Firdaus is among the authors whose books have been selected for the seventh series of the Between the Covers TV book club, presented by Sara Cox on BBC2 this autumn. The episode featuring Remember, Mr Sharma will be the third of the series, airing in November, with Sandi Toksvig, Alex Jones, Adam Kay and Omari Douglas talking about the book alongside Graham Swift's The Light of Day.
Set in Delhi in 1997, during India's fiftieth year of independence twelve-year-old Adi has a problem: his Ma has gone missing - again. Left with an ailing grandmother, a raging father and no answers, he finds an unlikely ally: a talking vulture who reveals itself to be a bureaucrat from the 'Department of Historical Adjustment'. The Department holds Adi's family files, which will take him on a journey through time and memory, through fifty years of India's history, uncovering the darkest secrets of his Ma's past. But first, he must unlock them by facing his greatest fears.
As bright and hopeful as it is devastating, Remember, Mr Sharma explores the ways in which we view the past, its inescapable hold over us and the stories we tell to set ourselves free.