Hotel Calcutta

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Hotel Calcutta :

By Rajat Chaudhuri

Category: Fiction, Olive Turtle
ISBN: 978-93-81523-73-5
MRP: 350

The century-old Hotel Calcutta run by an Englishman, is under threat from land sharks who want to raze it and build a shopping mall. As the staff stare at uncertain times, a monk turns up at the hotel and prophesies that the hotel will still stand only if a wall of stories can be built. Peter Dutta—the manager—though a little unsure, is ready to give it a shot and begins looking for a storyteller. A painter, who has just stepped into the bar, volunteers to tell the first story. Next is Peter’s turn. As the storytelling fever catches on, new guests arrive every day, among them a shifty-eyed producer of porn flicks, an American woman who hears the footsteps of a dead soldier in the corridor and finally an odd pair who pretend to be war historians. It seems they have all arrived there with a purpose. Will their stories protect the hotel or will it crumble under the sledgehammers of the land sharks.   MEDIA COVERAGE   `Sheer power of storytelling'-  The Telegraph `A persuasive artist...Hotel Calcutta invites a hungry, urgent reading' - Asian Review of Books `A very innovative frame story'- Journal of Commonwealth Literature `An astounding work that interrogates the myriad surfaces of reality' - Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi  

Format: Paperback
Size: 216 x 140mm
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