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The Memory of Elephants (Phoenix Fiction)

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Spurned by his first love, Homi Seervai, the Parsi genius from Bombay, creates a machine that lets him scan his brain for memories of the time he spent with her. The machine malfunctions, propelling him instead into his collective unconscious where he encounters ancestors and relatives, both dead and alive. In this wildly inventive book-available for the first time in the United States-Homi, blessed with the memory of elephants, discovers the splendor of his heritage as well as hope for the future.

About the Author

Boman Desai is a writer who has worked as an auditor, secretary, farmhand, bartender, musician, and teacher. He is also the author of Asylum, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Prologue

BAPAIJI

Navsari

Adhi Ghadiali

Hormusji Behramji Seervai

The Mother

The Emancipation of Women

Maharani Is Coming

Simply Cleaning House

Between the Mosque and the Temple

GRANNY

The Long Dining Table

Cambridge

Nawaz

Rustomji Jamshedji Cama

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Legitimate Heir

The Episode of the Vase

MOM AND DAD

Froglegs

Edinburgh

Ratilal

Baksheesh, Seth, Baksheesh

Land of Forefathers

The Two Firls Huddleed Together Like Monkeys

First Class! Absolutely A-Number One-First Class!

Joyride

Her Mona Lisa Smile

The Greater of His Two Loves

Nehru and Lady Mountbatten Had an Affair

The Towers of Silence

RUSI

Maybe If I Had Been a Quadriplegic

Stupid Bloody Bawaji Bastard

You Think This Is Bloody Communist Russia

You Can Just Walk into My Room

Look at His Hair, Like a Gollywog

Chicago

Jan Schultz

HOMI

Penny

Penny: Corollaries

Aquihana

Va-Va-Va-Voom

Manasni, Gavasni, Kunasni

On the Wings of a Dragon

Epilogue

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226143811
Author:
Desai, Boman
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
India
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Iran
Subject:
Zoroastrianism
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Parsees
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Phoenix Fiction Series
Series Volume:
v.98
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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