A New World

Pages: 208
Imprint: Oneworld

A New World

Amit Chaudhuri

An extraordinarily evocative tableau of the emotional and physical intricacies of marriage and its failure
9781780746234 (5 Mar 2015)
RRP £8.99

The Book

A year after his divorce, Jayojit Chatterjee, an economics professor in the American Midwest, travels home to Calcutta with his young son, Bonny, to spend the summer holidays with his parents. Jayojit is no more accustomed to spending time alone with Bonny-who lives with his mother in California-than he is with the Admiral and his wife, whose daily rhythms have become so synchronized as to become completely foreign to their son. Together, the unlikely foursome struggles to pass the protracted hours of summer, each in his or her own way mourning Jayojit's failed marriage.  Written with depth and tenderness, A New World goes right to the heart of a family, making vividly alive their hopes, desires and regrets.

Additional Information

Pages 208
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, is a poet, a musician and a highly regarded critic. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. He has contributed fiction, poetry and reviews to numerous publications including the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker and Granta. Amit lives in Calcutta and Norwich.


‘He has as much of life in each of his books as many of his contemporaries will capture in an entire career… reading some of these passages, you can be reminded of reading Joyce's Dubliners for the first time, where every sentence can seem like a small act of beauty.' 

- Observer

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