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No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel

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Harit is struggling to live in the United States after the freak accident that claimed the life of his beloved older sister, Swati. His mother is practically comatose with grief, and Harit doesn’t know how to be the man of the house.

Meanwhile, Ranjana has been successfully integrated in American life since she moved from India after her marriage to Mohan. Their only child, Prashant, has moved away to attend Princeton University, leaving them empty nesters.

At the same time, Prashant is trying to make his own way without being suffocated by his parents. He’s trying to figure out what his dreams are and how to attain them.

Although this book covers the stories of several characters, they all intersect to form a unique and satisfying read. Harit is introduced on page one, yet Ranjana steals the show as the middle-aged housewife who reinvents herself while staying true to her character and principles. Still, she steps outside of her comfort zone and reaches for her wildest dreams. She also serves as a catalyst for change for many of the other characters.

Very well written, funny, and heartwarming, this book looks into the lives of several Indian-Americans who are rediscovering themselves, including their desires, sexual identities, and what it takes to make a happy life.

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Author:
Rakesh Satyal
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
400 pages
Publisher:
Picador 
Publish Date:
2017-May-02
ISBN:
9781250112118
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Issue:
August 2017
Category:
Modern Literature
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Publication Date

2017-May-02

Format

Hard

Publisher

Picador 

Issue

August 2017

Page Count

400 pages

ASIN

1250112117

ISBN

9781250112118

Star Count

4

Book Author

Rakesh Satyal

“No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel”

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