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Praise for Mad Country

“Nepali author [Samrat Upadhyay] explores universal themes of envy, racism, political power, and disappointment in love with subtle and persuasive power. Brilliant but accessible gems of short fiction.”
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Whiting Award–winning Upadhyay presents a collection of short stories set mostly in Nepal, a land of temples and unrest, and meandering through the real and the surreal while capturing the stories of individuals caught in moments of intense social turbulence. Upadhyay is a deft portraitist, and his characters, lost souls more often than not, are likely to stay with readers long after the book is finished.”

Praise for Samrat Upadhyay

“Subtle and spiritually complex . . . Mr. Upadhyay’s stories bring us into contact with a world that is somehow both far away and very familiar.”
The New York Times

“[Upadhyay’s] stories have been burnished until they glow with visual and emotional precision.”
Washington Post Book World

“[Upadhyay’s] characters linger. They are captured with such concise, illuminating precision that one begins to feel that they just might be real.”
The Christian Science Monitor

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