Ghachar Ghochar is the best novella you'll read this year.
Small but perfectly formed.
Vivek Shanbhag writes about the way in which a Bangalorean family falls apart when new-found wealth alters the dynamics.
It feels real, and is therefore very moving. It isn't cool to say this about anything today... but this is a warm and wise book. Classy, understated, and perceptive.
It has exquisite structure, masterful pacing and a knockout ending. What a writer! There's no greater pleasure for a reader than discovering such a generous, intelligent, subtle craftsman. Full of dry humour and colourful characters, this is a rich and rewarding joy of a novel!
- Chad Mandermann