Recently divorced, Jayojit returns to his parents' home in Calcutta
with his son Bonny for the summer break. His elderly parents are at
first unable to comprehend the collapse of his marriage, the
lengthy and exhausting battle for joint custody of Bonny, and are
living in the hope that Jayojit has a second chance at happiness.
This story is however not just about Jayojit, but is also about the
marriage of his parents, and about Bengali life in hot, busy
Calcutta. Chaudhuri sets within the four walls of a small flat a
contrasting image of marriage: a failed modern-day marriage, and an
apparently successful, if extremely traditional marriage where the
positions of roles are unquestioned and accepted by both husband
and wife. Chaudhuri writes with great ease about Calcutta, his city
of birth. His description of daily life is vivid and his treatment
of the story is filled with a subtle tenderness. The narrative is
at times quite slow, but is precise in capturing precious moments
of emotion that appear in the relationships of Jayojit and his
ex-wife Amala, and also in the more distant relationship between
his father, the Admiral, and his mother. The author of Freedom Song
has produced a thought-provoking, quietly passionate novel with
strong, real characters that stay in the mind long after the last
sentence. (Kirkus UK)
Divorced writer Jayojit is taking his son Bonny back to Calcutta for the summer holidays, to stay with his elderly parents. This story details the lives of his parents, entrenched in the unquestioning roles of their past, and of Jayojit's marriage, now sharpley severed in two.
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