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ISBN13: 9780307476784
ISBN10: 0307476782
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Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" (Ms.) that is quickly making her one of the brightest rising stars in the changing face of American literature. Arranged Marriage, her first collection of stories, spent five weeks on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list and garnered critical acclaim that would have been extraordinary for even a more established author.For the young girls and women brought to life in these stories, the possibility of change, of starting anew, is both as terrifying and filled with promise as the ocean that separates them from their homes in India. From the story of a young bride whose fairy-tale vision of California is shattered when her husband is murdered and she must face the future on her own, to a proud middle-aged divorced woman determined to succeed in San Francisco, Divakaruni's award-winning poetry fuses here with prose for the first time to create eleven devastating portraits of women on the verge of an unforgettable transformation.

Synopsis:

A collection of short stories describing the changes women immigrants from India face when confronted with different societal values in the United States.

About the Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the bestselling author of the novels Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices; the story collections The Unknown Errors of Our Lives and Arranged Marriage, which received several awards, including the American Book Award; and four collections of prize-winning poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., Zoetrope, Good Housekeeping, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Best American Short Stories 1999, and The New York Times. Born in India, Divakaruni lives near Houston.

For further information about Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, visit her Web site at www.chitradivakaruni.com.

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The bats — Clothes — Silver pavements, golden roofs — The word love — A perfect life — The maid servant's story — The disappearance — Doors — The ultrasound — Affair — Meeting Mrinal.

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bapirchithi, April 26, 2011 (view all comments by bapirchithi)
Arranged marriage is the story of marriage between two cultures.The stories show continuous compromise and attempt to assimilate both the Indian and American cultserers.It seems that a new couple is trying to mix with each other after their arranged marriage though their cultures are different . So the title is very much suggestive and metaphorical.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307476784
Subtitle:
Stories
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
India
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
India Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Women immigrants -- United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
East Indian Americans
Subject:
India Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
307

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