Freedom Song: Three Novels (Paperback)

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"An immensely gifted writer....Crammed with breathtaking sentences, sharp characterizations, comic set pieces, and melancholy grace notes." --The New York Times Book Review
Freedom Song--which collects three of Chaudhuri's novels--celebrates the rhythms of modern India. A boy's visit with relatives conjures the melancholy comforts of family. An Indian student at an English university contemplates the conflicted relationship between an immigrant and his homeland. And the task of marrying off a "problem" son illuminates the complex community of cultures that is modern Calcutta.
Chaudhuri's novels offer simple plots that unfold into dramas of profound emotional resonance. And in prose that has won Chaudhuri comparisons to the master stylists of this century but that emerges as fiercely his own, Freedom Song announces a young writer of extraordinary gifts.

Praise For…

"Elegant, realist fiction...nostalgic, beautifully executed...perfectly renders a portrait of modern Calcutta, its chaos and decay, its culture of communism and street theater." --The Washington Post Book World

"Wonderfully observed...a gifted young writer who has created an indelible portrait of India in this volume." --The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375704000
ISBN-10: 0375704000
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: February 8th, 2000
Pages: 450
Language: English
Series: Vintage International