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No one can pronounce my name : a novel / Rakesh Satyal.

By: Satyal, Rakesh [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Picador, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 384 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250112118; 1250112117.Subject(s): East Indian Americans -- Ohio -- Fiction | East Indian Americans -- Ohio -- Fiction | FICTION -- Literary | FICTION -- Family Life | East Indian Americans | OhioGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Domestic fiction. | Fiction. | Domestic fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: No one can pronounce my name.DDC classification: 813/.6 Other classification: FIC019000 | FIC045000 Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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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"-- Provided by publisher.

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