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White dancing elephants : stories

Author: Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Fisrt U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha's birth. An artist with schizophrenia tries to survive hatred and indifference in small-town India by turning to the beauty of sculpture and dance. Orphans in India get pulled into a strange "rescue" mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers. A brief but intense affair between two women culminates in regret and betrayal. A boy seeks memories of his sister  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chaya Bhuvaneswar
ISBN: 9781945814617 1945814616
OCLC Number: 1057234889
Awards: Winner of Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize 2017 (United States)
Description: 205 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: White dancing elephants --
The story of the woman who fell in love with death --
Talinda --
A shaker chair --
Jagatishwaran --
The bang bang --
Orange popsicles --
Neela: Bhopal, 1984 --
Chronicle of a marriage, foretold --
Heitor --
Newberry --
Asha in Allston --
The life you save isn't your own --
The orphan handler --
In Allegheny --
The goddess of beauty goes bowling --
Adristakama.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Chaya Bhuvaneswar.

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A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha's birth. An artist with schizophrenia tries to survive hatred and indifference in small-town India by turning to the beauty of sculpture and dance. Orphans in India get pulled into a strange "rescue" mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers. A brief but intense affair between two women culminates in regret and betrayal. A boy seeks memories of his sister in the legend of a woman who weds death. In sixteen remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color--cunning, bold, and resolute--facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other.

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