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The Resource No one can pronounce my name : a novel, Rakesh Satyal

No one can pronounce my name : a novel, Rakesh Satyal

Label
No one can pronounce my name : a novel
Title
No one can pronounce my name
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rakesh Satyal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Summary
Struggling with cultural divisions in a Cleveland suburb mostly populated by Indian Americans, lonely forty-something Harit dresses up in a sari to comfort his grief-stricken mother before befriending a woman who writes paranormal romances to manage her fears about her husband's affair
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562263
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Satyal, Rakesh
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indian Americans
  • East Indian Americans
  • Ohio
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • East Indian Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
No one can pronounce my name : a novel, Rakesh Satyal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957021183
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781250112118
Lccn
2016058277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957021183
Label
No one can pronounce my name : a novel, Rakesh Satyal
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957021183
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781250112118
Lccn
2016058277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957021183

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