A Strange and Sublime Address

Amit Chaudhuri


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Faber & Faber
15 September 2022
ISBN: 9780571361496
272 pages

From the publisher

The prize-winning debut fiction work by Amit Chaudhuri, the author whose ‘languorous, elliptical, beautiful prose is impressively impossible to put in any category at all’ (Salman Rushdie). 

Abhi, a Bengali boy, spends his school holidays at his uncle’s home in Calcutta, trying to make sense of the often confusing world of adults around him. Heatwaves, thunderstorms, mealtimes, prayer-sessions, shopping expeditions and family visits create the shifting tectonic plates that will eventually shape the family’s life.

Delicate, nuanced, full of exquisite detail, A Strange and Sublime Address is also a paean to the city, with nine short stories that illustrate the world of Amit Chaudhuri’s imagination.

With a foreword by Colm Tóibín