No Other World: A Novel by Rahul Mehta PDF

By Rahul Mehta

From the writer of the prize-winning assortment Quarantine, an insightful, compelling debut novel set in rural the USA and India within the Nineteen Eighties and ’90s, half coming-of-age tale a few homosexual Indian American boy, half family members saga approximately an immigrant family’s struggles to discover a feeling of belonging, identification, and hope.

In a rural neighborhood in Western big apple, twelve-year-old Kiran Shah, the American-born son of Indian immigrants, longingly observes his prototypically American buddies, the Bells. He attends tuition with Kelly Bell, yet he’s powerfully drawn—in a manner he doesn't but understand—to her charismatic father, Chris.

Kiran’s yearnings echo his mom and dad’ bewilderment as they struggle to regulate to a brand new international. His father, Nishit Shah, a profitable general practitioner, is haunted by way of concepts of the brother he left in the back of. His mom, Shanti, struggles to simply accept a existence with a guy she didn't choose—her marriage to Nishit was once arranged—and her turning out to be attachment to an American guy. Kiran is on the subject of his older sister, Preeti—until an unforeseen probability and an unfathomable betrayal force a wedge among them that may reverberate via their lives.

As he leaves adolescence in the back of, Kiran unearths himself eternally at the outside—as an Indian American torn among cultures and as a homosexual guy in a homophobic society. within the wake of an emotional breakdown, he travels to India, the place he varieties an severe bond with a teenage hijra, a member of India’s historical transgender neighborhood. together with her aid, Kiran starts off to drag jointly the items of his damaged past.

Sweeping and emotionally advanced, No different World is a haunting meditation on love, belonging, and forgiveness that explores the road among our tasks to our households and to ourselves, the tricky offerings we make, and the painful expense of saying our actual selves.

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