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  • The Romantics looks to Flaubert's Sentimental Education, to E.M. Forster, to Turgenev. But it is the product of a distinctive and sharp intelligence

    Hilary Mantel
  • A sensitive and introspective novel . . . a meditation on hope and failure. Mishra's evocations of Indian landscape and customs are vivid and thoughtful; his prose clean and unhampered and his descriptive passages to be savoured

  • Contemporary India is brought to vigorous, thrumming life in the pages of The Romantics

    Sunday Times
  • If you buy one literary novel this year, make sure it's this

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • This bright new star is the real thing

    David Robson, Sunday Telegraph
  • [A]n intriguing combination of casual grace and emotional intensity, peppered with discreet social comment on caste, class, sectarian strife, the state of the nation . . . a charming debut

    The Independent
  • A work of art, a first novel of the highest achievement...a writer whose work will last. Read it and find yourself at the source of something great

    Candia McWilliam, Financial Times
  • A first novel of astonishing maturity

    Daily Telegraph
  • [An] extraordinary debut novel . . . a supernova

    The Washington Post
  • Mishra's lyrical descriptions . . . and the depth of culture the region offers, is a haunting reminder of India's power to bewitch

    Time Out

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