Freedom Song

Amit Chaudhuri


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Faber & Faber
6 July 2023
ISBN: 9780571361533
256 pages

From the publisher

From the author of Sojourn and Friend of My Youth, a collected novel in three parts and tender ode to quotidian life and family loyalties.

Khuku, a housewife, is irritated with the Muslims because their call to prayer wakes her up early every morning; her husband, a retired businessman, has been hired to cure a ‘sick’ sweet factory that doesn’t particularly want to be cured. Across town, Khuku’s brother worries about his son’s affiliations with the Communist Party, but only because they may affect his ever-so-gradually coalescing marriage prospects.

Freedom Song is a work of fiction that plays with big ideas while evoking the smallest aspects of everyday life with acute tenderness and extraordinary beauty.