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Author: Samrat Upadhyay
Publisher: Rupa Publications India (20-Oct-17)
Edition: 20-Oct-17
ISBN-13: 9788129148919
Publishing year: Rupa Publications India
No of pages: 300
Weight: 336g
Language: English
Book binding: Paperback

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Samrat Upadhyay was born and raised in Nepal. He is the author of The City Son, which was shortlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. He has written for The New York Times and has appeared on BBC Radio and National Public Radio. Upadhyay teaches creative writing at Indiana University.

If you see Orwell and Kafka together walking down a street, you are in the world of Samrat Upadhyay's Mad Country. The editor of an investigative magazine contends with the trauma of a disappeared colleague, a political tragedy that vies for her attention with a more domestic crisis: a friend who?s suicidal over a divorce. An American hippie in Kathmandu in the 1980s undergoes a drastic identity change, only to discover that the metamorphosis brings its own heartbreak. A young man forms a bond with an African woman who has inexplicably appeared on the streets of the city. A wealthy Nepali boy?a Richie Rich?finds himself pretending to be a beggar to understand why his mother abandoned him. These eight stories are from the master chronicler of our modern-day anxieties, globalization and exile. Mad Country takes you to places that you have always yearned to go but were always afraid to.