Amit Chaudhuri is the author of Friend of My Youth, a novel. Books will be available for purchase from Shakespeare & Co., Booksellers. The author will sign copies after the program.
In Friend of My Youth, novelist Amit Chaudhuri visits his childhood home of Bombay. The city, reeling from the impact of the 2008 terrorist attacks, weighs heavily on his mind, as does the unexpected absence of his childhood friend Ramu, a drifting, opaque figure who is Amit’s last remaining connection to the city he once called home.
Amit Chaudhuri’s new novel is about geographical, historical and personal change. It asks a question we all grapple with in our lives: what does it mean to exist in both the past and the present? It is a striking reminder that, as the Guardian has said, “Chaudhuri has been pushing away at form, trying to make something new of the novel.”
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