I Brake for Moose and Other Stories

I Brake for Moose and Other Stories

by Geeta Kothari


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Fiction. In story after story of this highly anticipated collection, Geeta Kothari lays bare an America deeply uneasy about its heterogeneity. In "Small Bang Only," a man from the former Yugoslavia struggles to come to terms with his wife's successful career in America only to find the resolution to his grief in violence. In "Missing Men," a woman from an unnamed African country wrestles with her sense of self when she is forced to hide her identity after her boss, the editor of a community newspaper, is arrested in a post 9/11-related investigation. And in "Her Mother's Ashes," a young Indian woman taking her dead mother's cremated remains "home" to spread in the Ganges comes to realize that the very idea of home may have vanished forever. In stories bristling with the tensions of an increasingly globalized world, Kothari's luminous prose pulls back the curtain on one of the most pressing problems of contemporary life: how we can understand ourselves in an ever-shifting world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692830000
Publisher: Braddock Avenue Books
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Geeta Kothari is the nonfiction editor of the Kenyon Review. She is a co-founder of the www.novelworkshop.org. Her writing has appeared in various anthologies and journals, including New England Review, Massachusetts Review, and others. Her essay "If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?" is widely taught in universities and has been reprinted in several anthologies, including in Best American Essays. She is the editor of Did My Mama Like to Dance?: And Other Stories about Mothers and Daughters.

Table of Contents

The Spaces Between Stars 1

Small Bang Only 17

I Brake for Moose 29

Missing Men 49

Flight Attendants Take Your Seats 69

Foreign Relations 83

Waterville 97

Border Crossing 107

Her Mother's Ashes 111

Home Is Another Country on TV 125

Dharma Farm 137

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