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The Resource No other world : a novel, Rahul Mehta

No other world : a novel, Rahul Mehta

Label
No other world : a novel
Title
No other world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rahul Mehta
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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." --
  • "From the author of the highly acclaimed and prize-winning collection, QUARANTINE, an insightful, compelling debut novel about an Indian American boy's struggle to fit into a society where his race and sexuality are outside the norm and to find a sense of belonging, identity, and hope"--
Summary
A 1980s Indian-American immigrant family struggles with cultural differences, past secrets, arranged marriage and a gay son's coming-of-age in a homophobic community
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • From Amazon
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550784
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mehta, Rahul
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
  • Immigrant families
  • Young gay men
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
No other world : a novel, Rahul Mehta
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn951507472
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062020468
Lccn
2016032306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951507472
Label
No other world : a novel, Rahul Mehta
Publication
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
ocn951507472
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062020468
Lccn
2016032306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951507472

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