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Freedom Song

Amit Chaudhuri

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 vintage Amit Chaudhuri, playing with big ideas while evoking the smallest aspects of everyday life with acute tenderness and extraordinary beauty.

  • Publication date: March 5, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781780746296
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication date: March 5, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781780746302
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 240


'An immensely gifted writer.'

New York Times Book Review

'This is writing of great precision and economy, each incident, each small relvelation about the past, selected like a careful brushstroke.'

SpectatorPenelope Lively

'Subtle and strong... Chaudhuri's subject, in this tender and capricious book, is inexhaustible.'

ObserverAdam Mars-Jones

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