With 100 exquisite photos of India, 25¢ a Cup is beautifully illustrated quick and deep. Acclaimed multimedia author Brian Thomas’ dream was to write and photograph in the bohemian Paris of the late 1920s, the city loved by Hemingway, Henry Miller, and the photographer, Brassaï. While Paris had no place in 2019 for artists, in Calcutta he found hotels, cafes, and a community of travelers that did.
25¢ a Cup explores Calcutta’s past and present with historical fiction and creative non-fiction. It’s a time-travel-memoir that tells the story of the author’s own family’s struggle as it considers the extraordinary events that took place in Calcutta in the early nineteenth century when the world’s first multinational corporation ruled India—a country as old and storied as ancient Greece.
Like his earlier work, the legendary If Monks had Macs virtual monastery library, the new book is a wild mix of art, ideas, and adventure.