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A self-obsessed Calcutta detective who goes by his last name `Kar’, an enigmatic internet cafe hostess in Seoul, and a hotshot geneticist labouring away on a topsecret corporate project. These are just a few pieces in the puzzle that need to be put together to explain a world sucked into the whirlpool of the `butterfly effect’.
In the decaying capital city of a near-future
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Paperback, 380 pages
Published August 16th 2018 by Niyogi Books
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Fanna
I received a physical copy of this via the publisher. Thank you, Rajat Chaudhuri and Niyogi Books!
Fraser Simons
“…the genes from the deep sea that had lit up those eyes in a blue glow, for the brief stretch of her youth, decided to switch off the lights.”

The Butterfly Effect initially spends its time showing you an extrapolated dystopic future reminiscent of Blade Runner. It is filthy, people are starving—scrounging and subsisting off moldy food in a dictatorship run by The Supreme Guide. We follow a character known only as “Captain Old.” He greets a mysterious visitor and takes a case trying to
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A different kind of detective story where hard-boiled meets a romantic wonderland. A no-nonsense disaster tale which jerks us out of our nonchalance. Stories within stories and some amazing characters in conflict with their destinies set in a global frame. This novel is a thinking man’s potboiler.
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Rajat Chaudhuri is the author of two works of English fiction -- Hotel Calcutta and Amber Dusk. He has also written `Calculus' a book of stories in Bengali. He is the Charles Wallace Creative Writing Fellow (2014) at the University of Chichester, United Kingdom, Hawthornden Castle Fellow (2015) and a Korean Arts Council Fellow (2013) at Toji Cultural Centre, South Korea. Chaudhuri is a past Fellow ...more