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"This profound and often funny book profiles the struggles of recent immigrants to America." – Arthur I. Blaustein, Mother Jones Magazine

Synopsis:

Bharati Mukherjee's work illuminates a new world of people in migration that has transformed the meaning of "America." Now in a Grove paperback edition, The Middleman and Other Stories is a dazzling display of the vision of this important modern writer. An aristocratic Filipina negotiates a new life for herself with an Atlanta investment banker. A Vietnam vet returns to Florida, a place now more foreign than the Asia of his war experience. And in the title story, an Iraqi Jew whose travels have ended in Queens suddenly finds himself an unwitting guerrilla in a South American jungle. Passionate, comic, violent, and tender, these stories draw us into the center of a cultural fusion in the midst of its birth pangs, yet glowing with the energy and exuberance of a society remaking itself.

Table of Contents

The middleman — A wife's story — Loose ends — Orbiting — Fighting for the rebound — The tenant — Fathering — Jasmine — Danny's girls — Buried lives — The management of grief.

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ANOOP KATHAIT, September 22, 2009 (view all comments by ANOOP KATHAIT)
The title "Middleman" represents the reality of an immigrant form every story. The pain of suffering in different cultural milieu, however fails to adjust as survival instinct. Alfie Judah the middleman from Arab country to USA reveals whole experiences encountering with different characters.

Bharati Mukherjee has tried to put the plethora of immigration and mixes the cultures from eastern and western background.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802136503
Author:
Mukherjee, Bharati
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
India
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
East Indian Americans
Subject:
Immigrants -- United States.
Subject:
India Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8.5 oz

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Product details 208 pages Grove Press - English 9780802136503 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This profound and often funny book profiles the struggles of recent immigrants to America." –
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Bharati Mukherjee's work illuminates a new world of people in migration that has transformed the meaning of "America." Now in a Grove paperback edition, The Middleman and Other Stories is a dazzling display of the vision of this important modern writer. An aristocratic Filipina negotiates a new life for herself with an Atlanta investment banker. A Vietnam vet returns to Florida, a place now more foreign than the Asia of his war experience. And in the title story, an Iraqi Jew whose travels have ended in Queens suddenly finds himself an unwitting guerrilla in a South American jungle. Passionate, comic, violent, and tender, these stories draw us into the center of a cultural fusion in the midst of its birth pangs, yet glowing with the energy and exuberance of a society remaking itself.
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