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The Resource White Dancing Elephants

White Dancing Elephants

Label
White Dancing Elephants
Title
White Dancing Elephants
Statement of responsibility
Chaya Bhuvaneswar
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kirkus Best Books of 2018 "Chaya Bhuvaneswar's debut collection maps with great assurance the intricate outer reaches of the human heart. What a bold, smart, exciting new voice, well worth listening to; what an elegant story collection to read and savor." -Lauren Groff, author of Florida "Stunning, evocative, electric...an exuberant collection." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha's birth. An artist with schizophrenia tries to survive hatred and indifference in small-town India by turning to the beauty of sculpture and dance. Orphans in India get pulled into a strange "rescue" mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers. A brief but intense affair between two women culminates in regret and betrayal. A boy seeks memories of his sister in the legend of a woman who weds death. And fragments of history, from child brickmakers to slaves in Renaissance Portugal, are held up in brief fictions, burnished, made dazzling and unforgettable. In sixteen remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color-cunning, bold, and resolute-facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other. Winner of the 2017 Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize, White Dancing Elephants marks the emergence of a new and original voice in fiction and explores feminist, queer, religious, and immigrant stories with precision, drama, and compassion
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Summary
In these remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color—cunning, bold, and resolute—facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other. Winner of the 2017 Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize, White Dancing Elephants marks the emergence of a new and original voice in fiction and explores feminist, queer, religious, and immigrant stories with precision, drama, and compassion
Storyline
Tone
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10736815
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Short Stories
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
White Dancing Elephants
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009165
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781945814907
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
White Dancing Elephants
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009165
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781945814907
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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