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Odysseus Abroad

Odysseus Abroad

Amit Chaudhuri
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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.

Imprint: India Hamish Hamilton

Published: Sep/2014

ISBN: 9780143425533

Length : 256 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Odysseus Abroad

Amit Chaudhuri

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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Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of seven previous novels, one work of nonfiction, and a number of books of literary criticism. His many honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize; most recently, he became the first recipient of the Infosys Prize for Humanities-Literary Studies. 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. He is also an internationally acclaimed musician, and lives in Calcutta, India, and Norwich, England.

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