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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 neighbours, 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
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
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
  • Gays
  • East Indian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Young gay men
Target audience
adult
Label
No other world : a novel, Rahul Mehta
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
000058554534
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780062020475
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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
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
000058554534
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780062020475
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016032306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951507472

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