P.R. Chandrasekhar, the celebrated professor of economics at Cambridge, is at a turning point. He has sacrificed his family for his career, but his conservative brand of economics is no longer in fashion, and yet again he has lost the Nobel Prize to a rival. His wife has left him for a free spirited West Coast psychiatrist and relocated to Boulder, Colorado. His son, a capitalist guru with a cult following, mocks his father’s life work; his middle daughter, the apple of his eye, has become a Marxist and refuses to speak to him; and his youngest daughter is struggling through her teenage years with the help of psychedelic drugs. And then, the final indignity: He is hit by a bicycle and forced to confront his mortality. Professor Chandra’s American doctor instructs him to change his workaholic ways and “follow his bliss”–and so he does, right to the coast of California, and into the heart of his dysfunctional family.
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam
Yellow board covers with light blue dust jacket and like spine. Edge wear and corner bumps. Clean, tight pages and binding. Published by The Dial Press in 2019. Fiction. Measures 8.5 x 5.75 inches with 349 pages. LN