White Dancing Elephants

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Author(s): Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Oct 09, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100143352
Released: Oct 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982584177
Narrator/s: Priya Ayyar
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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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White Dancing Elephants
Product Number: BX00088175
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Product Number:Z100143352

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CD
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Author(s): Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Narrator(s): Priya Ayyar
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number DD41454
Released: Oct 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982584122
eBook
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Author(s): Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Product Number EB00769335
Released: Sep 27, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dzanc Books
ISBN: #9781945814907

Professional reviews

"Narrator Priya Ayyar is a steady guide for this collection of literary short stories. She helps listeners explore a variety of characters and diverse settings that range from South Asia to Portugal. Her narration is steady and serene. Whether delivering a nameless boy's interior monologue or a woman's heartbreak, she approaches each story with a confident tone. Overall, Ayyar is a solid choice for a title that features mostly South Asian characters who are dealing with challenges to their pursuit of happiness. She soothes even as she delivers the difficult circumstances of the characters' lives, which include racial and sexual discrimination. Listeners can dip in and out of these 16 stories at leisure, enjoying Ayyar's consistency throughout. M.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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