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No other world : a novel

Author: Rahul Mehta
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In a rural community in Western New York, twelve-year-old Kiran Shah, the American-born son of Indian immigrants, longingly observes his prototypically American neighbors, the Bells. He attends school with Kelly Bell, but he's powerfully drawn--in a way he does not yet understand--to her charismatic father, Chris. Kiran's yearnings echo his parents' bewilderment as they try to adjust to a new world. His father,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: FICTION / Cultural Heritage
FICTION / General
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rahul Mehta
ISBN: 9780062020468 0062020463
OCLC Number: 951507472
Description: 286 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Rahul Mehta.

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In a rural community in Western New York, twelve-year-old Kiran Shah, the American-born son of Indian immigrants, longingly observes his prototypically American neighbors, the Bells. He attends school with Kelly Bell, but he's powerfully drawn--in a way he does not yet understand--to her charismatic father, Chris. Kiran's yearnings echo his parents' bewilderment as they try to adjust to a new world. His father, Nishit Shah, a successful doctor, is haunted by thoughts of the brother he left behind. His mother, Shanti, struggles to accept a life with a man she did not choose--her marriage to Nishit was arranged--and her growing attachment to an American man. Kiran is close to his older sister, Preeti--until an unexpected threat and an unfathomable betrayal drive a wedge between them that will reverberate through their lives. As he leaves childhood behind, Kiran finds himself perpetually on the outside--as an Indian American torn between two cultures and as a gay man in a homophobic society. In the wake of an emotional breakdown, he travels to India, where he forms an intense bond with a teenage hijra, a member of India's ancient transgender community. With her help, Kiran begins to pull together the pieces of his broken past.

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