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One Night at the Call Centre by Chetan Bhagat
  

One Night at the Call Centre

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Set in an Indian call centre amongst those working the late shift, this is an endearing tale of young people’s angst, the frustration and boredom of mundane and, at times, degrading work and the rebellious spark that such frustrations can ignite. With thwarted romance, a boss from hell, trouble with the lines and complaining customers, the shift workers play truant and God steps in. This is a morality tale with a difference, an easy, addictive read which has been huge in India. Do try it.

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One Night at the Call Centre by Chetan Bhagat

Six friends are selling home appliances to the US from a call centre in India. Each has an issue with love.

Call agent Sam works right beside the girl who's just dumped him. He's dating someone he can't stand just to get over her.

Esha’s just short of becoming a model. Two inches, to be precise.

Vroom wants to change the world.

Radikha’s training to manage her mother-in-law, and save her job.

Tonight is Thanksgiving in America, and customers are complaining about their white goods going wrong. On this night of a thousand calls, when life couldn't look more dismal, one unique caller gets on the line. And that call is going to change everything.

A wickedly funny romantic comedy of six friends kicking against the system, against their boss, and against each other. Something's got to give...


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A charming comedy about the serious emotional issues facing a group of friends ...in a case of Godly intervention, and the result is no less enjoyable for being implausible. IN A WORD: Divine The Sunday Age (Aus)

'ADMIT IT, at some stage you've been rude to a friendly Indian manning an international call-centre phone. In this funny yet poignant novel, call-centre colleagues all have love issues...a light-hearted book, but the dialogue is good and the characters well developed and believable
Herald Sun

'The blurb say this book was a bestseller in India. It's not hard to see why... the novel has some cutting things to say about globalisation and modernisation, wrapped in the light and fluffy pastry of a romantic comedy. At the end you might even feel sorry for the Indian cold-callers who have just interrupted your TV viewing ...'
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About the Author

Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat lives in Hong Kong and works in investment banking. He is married with young twins. One Night at the Call Centre is a bestseller in India and is due to be published around the world. The Bollywood blockbuster of his book is to be released later this year.

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Publication date

7th May 2007

Author

Chetan Bhagat

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
320 pages

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552773867

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