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My Kind of Girl

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My Kind of Girl by Buddhadeva Bose
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Nov 05, 2010 | ISBN 9780982624616

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. . . Mellow and seductive . . . Just as Chekhov’s characters are caught between up-to-date Western ways and retrograde Slavic manners, in the same way these colonial Indians are torn between an English forthrightness and a thoroughly Bengali muted sensuality. —Edmund White

It’s just got the right feel . . . . At once innocent and overwhelmingly passionate, in the manner of first love . . . A novel of delicate ideas and nuances. To capture them with the right touch of lightness couldn’t have been easy, yet Sinha does just that. —Mint

A magical and totally entertaining volume—Sinha has caught Bose’s dynamic and unfetted style admirably. —India Today

That My Kind of Girl—a classic modernist tale of four passengers stranded in a railway-station waiting room at night, recounting stories of lost loves – is engrossing is thanks not only to Sinha’s abilities, but to the quality of Bose’s narrative, which, unlike his earlier, Calcutta-based masterpiece, Tithidore (1949), inhabits a lighter, more Maupassant-like manner instead. —Rosinka Chaudhari

. . . Bose’s charming and chatty prose provides us with tales as entertaining as either of those of its predecessors. . . My Kind of Girl . . . is another fine addition to Archipelago’s growing impressive list of world literature. —Rain Taxi

Masterful. . . . Superbly translated . . . Bose’s remarkable talent of throwing his characters’ voices and at the same time inhabiting their skin is on full display in this slim, moving book. —Hindustan Times

Wonderfully decadent. . . . [Written] with consummate mastery. . . . A gem of delight. . . . Bose stokes the embers of the story alive till the last page. —Indian Express

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