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Odysseus Abroad free pdf From the widely acclaimed writer, a beguiling new novel, at once wistful and ribald, about a day in the life of two Indian men in London--a university student and his bachelor uncle--each coping in his own way with alienation, solitariness, and the very art of living. It is 1985. Twenty-two-year-old Ananda has been in London for two years, practicing at being a poet. He's homesick, thinks of himself as an inveterate outsider, and yet he can't help feeling that there's something romantic, even poetic, in his isolation. His uncle, Radhesh, a magnificent failure who lives in genteel impoverishment and celibacy, has been in London for nearly three decades. "Odysseus Abroad "follows them on one of their weekly, familiar forays about town. The narrative surface has the sensual richness that has graced all of Amit Chaudhuri's work. But the great charm and depth of the novel reside in Ananda's far-ranging ruminations (into the triangle between his mother, father, and Radhesh--his mother's brother, his father's best friend- his Sylheti/Bengali ancestry- the ambitions and pressures that rest on his shoulders)- in Radhesh's often artfully wielded idiosyncrasies- and in the spiky, needful, sometimes comical, yet ultimately loving connection between the two men.

About Novelist and Critic Amit Chaudhuri

AMIT CHAUDHURI is the author of several award-winning novels and an internationally acclaimed musician and essayist. "Freedom Song: Three Novels" received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. His many international honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize- most recently, he became the first recipient of the Infosys Prize for Humanities-Literary Studies. He is a contributor to the "London Review of Books, Granta, " and "The Times Literary Supplement." He is currently professor of contemporary literature at the University of East Anglia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Author : Novelist and Critic Amit Chaudhuri
Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
Data Published : 07 April 2015
ISBN : 1101874511
EAN : 9781101874516
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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