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English, August free pdf Agastya Sen, known to friends by the English name August, is a child of the Indian elite. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. August himself has just landed a prize government job. The job takes him to Madna, "the hottest town in India," deep in the sticks. There he finds himself surrounded by incompetents and cranks, time wasters, bureaucrats, and crazies. What to do? Get stoned, shirk work, collapse in the heat, stare at the ceiling. Dealing with the locals turns out to be a lot easier for August than living with himself." English, August "is a comic masterpiece from contemporary India. Like "A Confederacy of Dunces" and "The Catcher in the Rye," it is both an inspired and hilarious satire and a timeless story of self-discovery.

About Upamanyu Chatterjee

Born in India, UPAMANYU CHATTERJEE attended St. Stephen s College in Delhi. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1983, later moving to the United Kingdom to serve as the Writer in Residence at the University of Kent. A writer of short stories and novels, he was appointed Director of Languages in the Ministry of Human Resource Development for the Indian government. AKHIL SHARMA was born in Delhi, India. He grew up in Edison, New Jersey. His stories have appeared in the "Best American Short Stories" anthology, the "O. Henry Award Winners" anthology, "The Atlantic Monthly, "and "The New Yorker." He is a winner of "The Voice" "Literary Supplement" s Year 2000 "Writers on the Verge" Award."

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Author : Upamanyu Chatterjee
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Data Published : 01 April 2006
ISBN : 1590171799
EAN : 9781590171790
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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