So Good in Black

So Good in Black A superbly crafted novel from award winning Indian novelist Sunetra Gupta After years of absence American travel writer Max Gate returns to Bengal to the beach home of his longtime friend the busin

  • Title: So Good in Black
  • Author: Sunetra Gupta
  • ISBN: 9781566568531
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • A superbly crafted novel from award winning Indian novelist Sunetra Gupta After years of absence, American travel writer Max Gate returns to Bengal, to the beach home of his longtime friend, the businessman Byron Mallick The occasion is a funeral for Damini, fervent investigative journalist and founder of a women s shelter, with whom Max once collaborated, until ultimateA superbly crafted novel from award winning Indian novelist Sunetra Gupta After years of absence, American travel writer Max Gate returns to Bengal, to the beach home of his longtime friend, the businessman Byron Mallick The occasion is a funeral for Damini, fervent investigative journalist and founder of a women s shelter, with whom Max once collaborated, until ultimately she scorned the book he wrote on their work together It is irrefutable that Byron Mallick donated not milk, but milk adulterated with chalk, to the women and children at Damini s shelter but did he also, to save his reputation, have her killed The weight of this question burdens each character in this intricate, superbly crafted novel Max his former brother in law Piers O Reilly, convinced of Byron s guilt and Damini s cousin and Byron s former ward Ela, whose affair with Max has haunted both their lives, ending his marriage and setting him unaccountably adrift Sunetra Gupta s consummate prose recreates the ache and complication of memory, as Max considers the tantalizing ambiguities of each of their pasts, the exquisite layers of emotion and action out of which, perhaps, the truth about Byron may be revealed.

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    About “Sunetra Gupta

    • Sunetra Gupta

      Sunetra Gupta is an acclaimed novelist, essayist and scientist In October 2012 her fifth novel, So Good in Black, was longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature In 2009 she was named as the winner of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievements Sunetra, who lives in Oxford with her husband and two daughters, is Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at Oxford University s Department of Zoology, having graduated in 1987 from Princeton University and received her PhD from the University of London in 1992 Sunetra was born in Calcutta in 1965 and wrote her first works of fiction in Bengali She is an accomplished translator of the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore.



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    • When American travel writer Max Gate returns to India after a 15-year absence to attend the funeral of a prominent advocacy journalist and activist named Damini who died in a mountain cycling accident, he stays at the seaside villa of long-time friend Byron Mallick. A high-profile industrialist and a student a student of history with a near-anachronistic fondness for the pursuits and mannerisms of the days of British colonial rule, Byron is rich, expediently amoral, utterly charming, and likely [...]


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