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America for beginners

Author: Leah Franqui
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A widow from India travels to California to learn the truth about what happened to the son who was declared dead shortly after he revealed his sexual orientation to their traditional family.
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Genre/Form: Road fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leah Franqui
ISBN: 9780008229146 0008229147 9780008229139 0008229139
OCLC Number: 1048421220
Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Leah Franqui.

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A widow from India travels to California to learn the truth about what happened to the son who was declared dead shortly after he revealed his sexual orientation to their traditional family.

Recently widowed Pival Sengupta books a trip Kolkota to New York and then on a cross-country journey to California, where she hopes to uncover the truth about her beloved son, Rahi. A year ago Rahi told his parents he was gay. As far as her husband Ram was concerned, Rahi died that day. But the tour guide, Satya, has never left the five boroughs. And the two will be accompanied by Rebecca Elliot, a young actress, is along for the ride as a chaperone. The women come to see America-- and themselves-- in different and profound new ways. -- adapted from jacket.

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