Love and Longing in Bombay

Love and Longing in Bombay confirms Vikram Chandra as one of today’s most exciting young writers. In five haunting tales he paints a remarkable picture of Bombay – its ghosts, its passions, its feuds, its mysteries – while exploring timeless questions of the human spirit.

About Vikram Chandra

Born in New Delhi, India, in 1961, Vikram Chandra now divides his time between Bombay and Washington D.C., where he teaches at George Washington University. He is a graduate of Pomona College, Los Angeles and Columbia University Film School in New York. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review. His debut novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, was awarded the David Higham Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Best First Published Book. His collection of stories, Love and Longing in Bombay, was published in 1997 and won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Eurasia region. It was also shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize, and was included in the New York Times Book Review‘s ‘Notable Books of the Year’, and also in both the Guardian and Independent‘s ‘Books of the Year’ round-ups.

Price: AUD$23.95. Publisher: FABER. 272pp. July 2005.

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