If You See Me, Don't Say Hi

Stories
Product Number: EB00706755
Released: Jul 10, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250183200
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice A Best Book of Summer (Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Book Riot, The Millions, Bookish) In eleven sharp, surprising stories, Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them. His characters, almost all of who are first-generation Indian Americans, subvert our expectations that they will sit quietly by. We meet two brothers caught in an elaborate web of envy and loathing; a young gay man who becomes involved with an older man whose secret he could never guess; three women who almost gleefully throw off the pleasant agreeability society asks of them; and, in the final pair of linked stories, a young couple struggling against the devastating force of community gossip. If You See Me, Don't Say Hi examines the collisions of old world and new world, small town and big city, traditional beliefs (like arranged marriage) and modern rituals (like Facebook stalking). Ranging across the country, Patel's stories -- empathetic, provocative, twisting, and wryly funny -- introduce a bold new literary voice, one that feels more timely than ever.

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Author(s): Neel Patel
Original Publish Date: Jul 10, 2018

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Author(s): Neel Patel
Narrator(s): Neel Patel
Product Number Z100129916
Released: Jul 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427298645

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