The Epic City

The Epic City

The World on the Streets of Calcutta

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When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of twelve, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to the world which his immigrant parents had abandoned, to a city built between a river and a swamp, where the moisture-drenched air swarms with mosquitos after sundown. Sifting through the chaos for the stories that never make the papers, Kushanava Choudhury paints a soulful, compelling portrait of the everyday lives that make Calcutta.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017.
ISBN: 9781635571561
Characteristics: xxvii, 238 pages ; 22 cm.


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Jul 08, 2018

NY recommendation Apr 2018
For me, too journalistic. Hard to follow organization or flow of topics. Wandered from one to another--details occasionally compelling but difficult for me to sustain interest. Didn't complete.


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