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In this beautiful collection, Amit Chaudhuri's stories range from a divorcee about to enter into an arranged marriage to a teengaed poet who develops a relationship with a lonely widower, from a singing teacher struggling to make a living out of the boredom of his students to gauche teenager desperate to hurdle past his adolescence. Ripe with subtlety, elegance and deep feeling, this is vintage Chaudhuri.

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (April 2, 2015)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780746449

'Chaudhuri's stories have a wonderful quiteness, depth and accuracy. There is no better writer of the human particulars and subtleties of modern Indian life.'

– Ian Jack

'The newest stories are pure marvels. I am in awe of them. Chaudhuri brings into the written realm what others have chosen to leave outside... These stories shine. They are more than an achievement.'

– Colum McCann

'The stories in this volume combine the folk-art charm and easygoing improvisations of R.K. Narayan, with the compassion and evocative atmosphere of Chekhov.'

– Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

'Brilliant... Here, as with Chekhov or Hemingway, the reader not only accepts but relishes the ecomony.'

– Guardian

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