9780062020451

Quarantine : Stories

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  • ISBN13:

    9780062020451

  • ISBN10:

    0062020455

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/31/2011
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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Summary

With buoyant humor and incisive, cunning prose, Rahul Mehta sets off into uncharted literary territory. The characters in "Quarantine"--openly gay Indian-American men--are Westernized in some ways, with cosmopolitan views on friendship and sex, while struggling to maintain relationships with their families and cultural traditions. Grappling with the issues that concern all gay men--social acceptance, the right to pursue happiness, and the heavy toll of listening to their hearts and bodies--they confront an elder generation's attachment to old-country ways. Estranged from their cultural in-group and still set apart from larger society, the young men in these lyrical, provocative, emotionally wrenching, yet frequently funny stories find themselves quarantined. Already a runaway success in India, "Quarantine" marks the debut of a unique literary talent.

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