Amit Chaudhuri - Friend of My Youth

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In his haunting seventh novel, Chaudhuri follows a novelist also named Amit Chaudhuri as he struggles to find balance in a constantly shifting world. Returning to Mumbai, he’s disoriented not only by the physical changes in the city since he attended school there, but also by the shock of the terrorist attacks in 2008, and, most of all, by the fate of his childhood friend who became addicted to drugs and moved on.  As Chaudhuri’s fictional alter ego wanders the city and recalls his past, the narrative becomes a rich meditation on memory, identity, friendship, and the role imagination plays in the living of a life. Chaudhuri, who grew up in Mumbai, is professor of contemporary literature at the University of East Anglia, an author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and editor of The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature.


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Fiction & Poetry
Friend of My Youth By Amit Chaudhuri Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681373386
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: New York Review Books - February 5th, 2019

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