Amit Chaudhuri writes about the details of every day urban life with brilliant sensitivity and often with great humourwhether its England, America or an Indian city. This book is a treat and should open up Amit Chaudhuri`s market. If you havent read him before nows your chance! The San Francisco Chronicle described the author as one of the most dazzling new talents of any nationality and this book will prove that beyond doubt. Amit Chaudhuri was born in Calcutta in 1962 and brought up in Bombay. A Strange and Sublime Address, won first prize in the Betty Trask Awards, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia) 1992 and was shortlisted for the 1991 Guardian Fiction Prize. Afternoon Raag won the 1993 Southern Arts Literature Prize and won the Encore award for Best Second novel. Freedom Song won the LA Times Book Award. He has contributed to the LRB, the TLS, Granta and the New Yorker.