A Strange and Sublime Address


About The Book

A Strange and Sublime Address, Amit Chaudhuri’s first book, features a Bengali boy who spends his school holidays at his uncle's home in Calcutta. Heatwaves, thunderstorms, mealtimes, prayer-sessions, shopping expeditions and family visits create a shifting background to the shaping of people's lives. Delicate, nuanced, full of exquisite detail, A Strange and Sublime Address is a small masterpiece. The book also includes nine short stories about the city.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (April 2, 2015)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780746265

Raves and Reviews

‘Every fiction must create an illusion of reality; and Chaudhuri’s novels succeed in doing so to an impressive degree. He has such a tender intimacy with the world and the people who inhabit it’

– New York Review of Books

‘Chaudhuri’s languorous, elliptical, beautiful prose is impressively impossible to put in any category at all’

– Salman Rushdie

‘This evocation of the routine, quotidian magic of normality strikes me as an extraordinary thing to have brought off... mesmerizing’

– John Lanchester, Vogue

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