Odysseus Abroad
Fiction

Odysseus Abroad

Overview

"Ananda’s uncle, Rangamama, is an eccentric bachelor who has taken early retirement and lives off his pension in a squalid bedsit in Belsize Park. His habits are angular—he rarely bathes, and devours paranormal stories—and his personality, combative. Ananda, by contrast, is fragile, nervous and romantic. Uncle and nephew circle around their past, walk the streets of London and find in each other an unspoken solace. A retelling of the story of Odysseus and Telemachus, Odysseus Abroad is a novel about a young man and an old man, about friendship, loneliness and love. Written in a voice at once tender and ribald, wry and unsentimental, this is Amit Chaudhuri’s most extraordinary novel yet."

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256 Pages | ISBN13 9780143425533
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Amit Chaudhuri
Amit Chaudhuri
He is a professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. He is the author of five novels and numerous works of non- fiction, most recently Calcutta. Chaudhuri has received several awards such as the commonwealth Writer's Prize ( South Asia and Europe Region, Best First Book,1991), the UK's Society of Authors' Betty Trask Award for best first novel (1991), the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction ( 2000), the Sahitya Akademi Award (2002), and most recently the Infosys Prize for humalities and the West Bengal government's Rabindra Puraskar for his writing on Tagore. He was made fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009 and was also one of the judges for the Man Booker International Prize 2009.
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