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The middleman and other stories

Author: Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Told by fictional immigrants, the tales of arrival and survival spun by Mukherjee's protagonists often paralyze the reader with their realism. They come from Italy, Trinidad, Israel, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Philippines and elsewhere to build new lives in such places as Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Manhattan and Miami. For all the troubles the immigrants endure, Mukherjee's portrayal of them as dauntless participants in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0802110312 9780802110312 0802136508 9780802136503 0449217183 9780449217184
OCLC Number: 17412386
Description: 197 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The middleman --
A wife's story --
Loose ends --
Orbiting --
Fighting for the rebound --
The tenant --
Fathering --
Jasmine --
Danny's girls --
Buried lives --
The management of grief.
Responsibility: Bharati Mukherjee.

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Told by fictional immigrants, the tales of arrival and survival spun by Mukherjee's protagonists often paralyze the reader with their realism. They come from Italy, Trinidad, Israel, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Philippines and elsewhere to build new lives in such places as Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Manhattan and Miami. For all the troubles the immigrants endure, Mukherjee's portrayal of them as dauntless participants in the American experiment serves to empower them. Even as she's being raped by her employer, Jasmine, a housekeeper from Trinidad, ponders that she has "no nothing other than what she wanted to invent and tell."

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