Sunday 21 March 2010

'Among the finest of Indian writing': Irish Times on Jaspreet Singh's Chef

The Bloomsbury edition of Jaspreet Singh's Chef, launched in London earlier this month, is making the right kind of splash (that we from across the pond in the Véhicule Press family are watching with interest and Rogan Josh-warmed hearts). Chef was first published by Esplanade Books, Véhicule's fiction imprint, in 2008. Eileen Battersby writes in Irish Times:

Chef is an elegant, angry novel, and curiously European in tone. It is worthy to stand among the finest of Indian writing, while also being different. It is bleak, solitary and intense. There are none of the familiar set pieces, none of the exasperated exchanges.

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