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Wry humor and a delicious grasp of the friction between generations in Bangalore are the hallmarks of Lavanya Sankaran’s fresh, deeply nuanced debut collection. “A potpourri of beggars and billionaires and determinedly laid-back ways,” Bangalore, India’s own Silicon Valley, is a crucible for prosperity, and at the chaotic crossroads between past and present. Here, American-trained professionals like Tara return to their old-fashioned families with heads full of Quentin Tarantino dialogue; a successful entrepreneur is shaken when his partner suddenly reneges on their plan to return to America; a traditional Indian mother slyly circumvents her Western-educated daughter’s resistance to marriage; a neighborhood gossip is determined to discover what goes on behind the closed curtains of the hip young couple across the street; a chauffeur must reconcile his more orthodox credos with his employer’s miniskirt lifestyle.

Witty, affectionate, and wonderfully wise, Lavanya Sankaran’s first collection attests to her remarkable literary talent.

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A successful young entrepreneur is faced with a partner who refuses to honor an agreement to return to America, a traditional Indian mother circumvents her Western-educated daughter's aversion to marriage, and a neighborhood gossip is determined to discover what goes on behind the curtains of a hip couple across the street, in a debut collection of stories set in modern-day India. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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LAVANYA SANKARAN'S work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly and the Wall Street Journal. She attended Bryn Mawr College and has worked in investment banking in New York and consulting in India. She lives in Bangalore, where she is currently at work on her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307423368
Subtitle:
Bangalore Stories
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Sankaran, Lavanya
Author:
Lavanya Sankaran
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060425
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 224 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307423368 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A successful young entrepreneur is faced with a partner who refuses to honor an agreement to return to America, a traditional Indian mother circumvents her Western-educated daughter's aversion to marriage, and a neighborhood gossip is determined to discover what goes on behind the curtains of a hip couple across the street, in a debut collection of stories set in modern-day India. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , LAVANYA SANKARAN'S work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly and the Wall Street Journal. She attended Bryn Mawr College and has worked in investment banking in New York and consulting in India. She lives in Bangalore, where she is currently at work on her first novel.
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