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No one can pronounce my name : a novel

Author: Rakesh Satyal
Publisher: New York : Picador, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can't pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from their yoga class. Harit, a lonely Indian immigrant in his mid-forties, lives with his mother who can no longer function  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Satyal, Rakesh.
No one can pronounce my name.
New York : Picador, 2017
(DLC) 2017004550
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rakesh Satyal
ISBN: 9781250112118 1250112117
OCLC Number: 957021183
Description: 384 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Rakesh Satyal.

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"In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can't pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from their yoga class. Harit, a lonely Indian immigrant in his mid-forties, lives with his mother who can no longer function after the death of Harit's sister, Swati. In a misguided attempt to keep both himself and his mother sane, Harit has taken to dressing up in a sari every night to pass himself off as his sister. Meanwhile, Ranjana, also an Indian immigrant in her mid-forties, has just seen her only child, Prashant, off to college. Worried that her husband has begun an affair, she seeks solace by writing paranormal romances in secret. When Harit and Ranjana's paths cross, they begin a strange yet necessary friendship that brings to light their own passions and fears"--

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