A Strange and Sublime Address
The prize-winning debut fiction work by Amit Chaudhuri, the author whose ‘languorous, elliptical, beautiful prose is impressively impossible to put in any category at all’ (Salman Rushdie).
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Abhi, a Bengali boy, spends his school holidays at his uncle’s home in Calcutta, trying to make sense of the often confusing world of adults around him. Heatwaves, thunderstorms, mealtimes, prayer-sessions, shopping expeditions and family visits create the shifting tectonic plates that will eventually shape the family’s life.
Delicate, nuanced, full of exquisite detail, A Strange and Sublime Address is also a paean to the city, with nine short stories that illustrate the world of Amit Chaudhuri’s imagination.
With a foreword by Colm Tóibín
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