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A New World (Paperback, New Ed): Amit Chaudhuri

A New World (Paperback, New Ed)

Amit Chaudhuri

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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.


Imprint: Picador
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2001
Authors: Amit Chaudhuri
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-330-35106-5
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-330-35106-0
Barcode: 9780330351065

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