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One Night at the Call Centre

(2014)
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Press 1 for technical support.
Press 2 for broken hearts.
Press 3 if your life has totally crashed. . . .

Six friends work nights at a call center in India, providing technical support for a major U.S. appliance corporation. Skilled in patience - and accent management - they help American consumers keep their lives running. Yet behind the headsets, everybody's heart is on the line.

Shyam (Sam to his callers) has lost his self-confidence after being dumped by the girl who just so happens to be sitting next to him. Priyanka's domineering mother has arranged for her daughter's upscale marriage to an Indian man in Seattle. Eshalongs to be a model but discovers it's a horizontal romp to the runway. Lost, dissatisfied Vroom has high ideals, but compromises them by talking on the phone to idiots each night. Traditional Radhika has just found out that her husband is sleeping with his secretary. And Military Uncle (nobody knows his real name) sits alone working the online chat.

They all try to make it through their shifts - and maintain their sanity - under the eagle eye of a boss whose ego rivals his incompetence. But tonight is no ordinary night. Tonight is Thanksgiving in America: Appliances are going haywire, and the phones are ringing off their hooks. Then one call, from one very special caller, changes everything.

Chetan Bhagat's delicious romantic comedy takes us inside the world of the international call center, where cultural cross-wires come together with perfect pathos, hilarity, and spice.

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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : Paperback
thumbTitle: One Night at the Call Centre
Author(s): CHETAN BHAGAT
ISBN: 8129135507 / 978-8129135506
Publisher: RUPA PUBLICATIONS INDIA PVT LTD
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: One Night at the Call Centre
Author(s): Chetan Bhagat
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


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