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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"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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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
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
1739575
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780062020468
Lccn
2016032306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062020468
  • (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
1739575
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780062020468
Lccn
2016032306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062020468
  • (OCoLC)951507472

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