Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-
The setting is India in 1975-76, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, defying a court order calling for her resignation, declares a state of emergency and imprisons the parliamentary opposition as well as thousands of students, teachers, trade unionists and journalists. These events, along with the government's forced sterilization campaign, serve as backdrop for an intricate tale of four ordinary people struggling to survive.
Ruiz, Miguel, 1952-
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977- author