Arises out of an Indian's experience of being in England, an experience which, in turn, redefines and sharpens his memories of home and his perception of his own Indianness.
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‘Those who are always acclaiming the "poetic prose" of Ondaatje would do well to study Chaudhuri'
(James Wood Guardian)
‘An extraordinary achievement.’
'This immensely subtle novel both estranges and gently strokes the surface of English and Indian life. I know of nothing in English fiction that begins to resemble it.'(Tom Paulin)
'Chaudhuri has, like Proust, perfected the art of the moment [and written] masterpieces of intimate observation.'(Hilary Mantel New York Review of Books) About the Author:
Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, is a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded critic. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. He has contributed fiction, poetry and reviews to numerous publications including the Guardian, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, New Yorker and Granta Magazine. Amit lives in Calcutta and Norwich.
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