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Cobalt Blue
Cobalt Blue: A Novel | Sachin Kundalkar
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Cobalt Blue is a tale of rapturous love and fierce heartbreak told with tenderness and unsparing clarity. Brother and sister Tanay and Anuja both fall in love with the same man, an artist lodging in their family home in Pune, in western India. He seems like the perfect tenant, ready with the rent and happy to listen to their mothers musings on the imminent collapse of Indian culture. But hes also a man of mystery. He has no last name. He has no family, no friends, no history, and no plans for the future. When he runs away with Anuja, he overturns the familys lives. Translated from Marathi by acclaimed novelist and critic Jerry Pinto, Sachin Kundalkars elegantly wrought and exquisitely spare novel explores the disruption of a traditional family by a free-spirited stranger to examine a generation in transition. Intimate, moving, sensual, and wry in its portrait of young love, Cobalt Blue is a frank and lyrical exploration of gay life in India that recalls the work of Edmund White and Alan Hollinghurstof people living in emotional isolation, attempting to find long-term intimacy in relationships that until recently were barely conceivable to them.
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Hazel2019
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A young artist rents a spare room from a family and end up impacting their lives forever. Two of the siblings, a brother and a sister, each fall in love with him and recount their experiences and memories on the pages of this book. The impact the relationship has had on them will last them a lifetime. The writing is simple and raw, it pulls you in. A quick but impactful read.

TheLudicReader That review made me want to read the book. ❤️ 7mo
Hazel2019 @TheLudicReader that‘s great to hear! 7mo
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AkashPhoenix
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Nice read. Is written very differently from other books I've read. The books has a power which grips you while you go through the turmoil of both Tanay and Anuja. Takes Indian literary work to a total different level. Kudos.

#indianauthors #indianliteraturefest #IndieOctoberFest

ShelfRighteous This book is originally written in my mother tongue! I hope to read it sometime soon😁 3y
AkashPhoenix A must read @ShelfRighteous ! I've heard this book is a treat in Marathi! I have devoted October to India Authors and this is what I started with. 3y
ShelfRighteous @AkashPhoenix Wow! It has been really long since I read Marathi books. I need to find this asap🤩 3y
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ChaitanyaSethi
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Tanay and Anuja, brother and sister, fall for their paying guest. He remains nameless throughout, a mystery to the reader too. He, too reciprocates the love of both siblings. When he decides to elope with Anuja, all hell breaks loose on their middle class Indian family.
Deeply moving. Melancholic. Profound. Evoked a lot of sadness in me.
Very underrated book.
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ChaitanyaSethi
Cobalt Blue: A Novel | Sachin Kundalkar

Both Tanay and Anuja, brother and sister fall for their mysterious and handsome tenant. He is quiet, smart, and obviously alluring. But when he runs away with Anuja, it tears the family apart. This book has such an air of melancholic despondence. Full of heartbreak and sadness.

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nandana
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Cobalt Blue is such a beautiful book. Thanks to #OneIndianBook for the recommendation. #Marathi #translation