“Upadhyay is among the smoothest and most noiseless of contemporary writers”

Los Angeles Times


“Like a Buddhist Chekhov … Upadhyay speaks to common truths”

San Francisco Chronicle


“Samrat Upadhyay brings us in contact with a world that is somehow both very far away and very familiar”

New York Times


“Upadhyay’s writing is complex and delicate”

Baltimore Sun


“Upadhyay’s characters linger. They are captured with such concise, illuminating precision that one begins to feel that they might just be real”

Christian Science Monitor


“Upadhyay … illuminates the shadow corners of his characters’ psyches, as well as the complex social and political realities of life in Nepal, with equal grace”