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May In Russia, Boris Yeltsin is showing millions of communists the specter of capitalism. Yugoslavia is disintegrating. United Germany is uncertain about their next move, and communism is collapsing all around. And in a corner of old Calcutta, Herbert Sarkar, sole proprietor of a company that delivers messages from the dead, decides to give up the ghost. Decides to give up his aunt and uncle, his friends and foes, his fondness for kites, his aching heart that broke for Buki, his top terrace from where he stared up at the sky, his Ulster overcoat with buttons like big black medals, his notebook full of poems, his Park Street every evening when the sun goes down, his memory of a Russian girl running across the great black earth as the soldiers lift their guns and get ready to fire, his fairy who beat her wings against his window and filled his room with blue light.
Surreal, haunting, painful, beautiful and astonishing in turn, and sweeping us along from Herbert's early orphan years to the tumultuous Naxalite times of the s to the explosive events after his death, Bhattacharya's groundbreaking novel is now available in a daring new translation and holds up before us both a fascinating character and a plaintive city. Read more Read less. About the Author Nabarun Bhattacharya was an award-winning Bengali poet, short-story writer, and novelist.
He published eight novels, seven short-story collections, three volumes of poetry, and some collections of prose. Sunandini Banerjee is a translator and digital-collage artist living in Calcutta. She is also senior editor and graphic designer at Seagull Books.
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Nabarun Bhattacharya 23 June — 31 July was an Indian Bengali writer who was committed to a revolutionary and radical aesthetics. He was born at Baharampur Berhampur , West Bengal. He was the only child of actor and playwright Bijon Bhattacharya and writer and activist Mahashweta Devi. Versatile filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak was his great uncle.