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Ticket to Minto: Stories of India and America (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

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Ticket to Minto, Sohrab Homi Fracis's premier fiction collection, offers readers a passage to an unfamiliar destination-a world suspended between East and West, India and America, home and away.

With piercing insight, Fracis expertly reveals the underlying differences between immersion in India's culture-Hindu, Muslim, or Parsi-and life as an Indian in America. Alternating between East and West, the stories in Ticket to Minto serve as companion pieces, interrelated across continents in both theme and content. A middle-aged man's search for love in Bombay is contrasted with an Indian American family's hopes for the marriage of their westernized daughter. A university student rushes to save the life of a servant in his homeland only to find his own life threatened while attending graduate school in America.

Poignant and daring, Ticket to Minto underlines the harsh realization that the immigrant never truly arrives but is in constant limbo between two worlds. As one character relates, "There's a part of me that's American and a part that's Indian. I'm clear about that and comfortable with it, except that sometimes people want me to be just the one or the other."

Table of Contents

Contents

Ancient Fire

Stray

Falling

Rabbit’s Foot

Flora Fountain

Holy Cow

Matters of Balance

Hamid Gets His Hair Cut

Ticket to Minto

Who’s Your Authority?

Keeping Time

The Mark Twain Overlook

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frankgrn, September 3, 2009 (view all comments by frankgrn)
This is high-quality literary fiction the likes of which is hard to find. This is a writer from India who has a better sense of language than most English writers. The book is a collection without parallel that took Iowa to recognize. It is being taught in college classes around the country--and for good reason.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780877457794
Author:
Fracis, Sohrab Homi
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Author:
Fracis, Sohrab Homi
Location:
Iowa City
Subject:
India
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
India Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Iowa Short Fiction Award
Series Volume:
52/2001
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 in

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