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No One Can Pronounce My Name - A Novel

Rakesh Satyal

A HUMOROUS AND TENDER MULTIGENERATIONAL NOVEL ABOUT IMMIGRANTS AND OUTSIDERS—THOSE TRYING TO FIND THEIR PLACE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY AND WITHIN THEIR OWN FAMILIES In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can’t pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from their yoga class. Harit, a lonely Indian immigrant in his mid forties, lives with his mother who can no longer function after the death of Harit’s sister, Swati. In a misguided attempt to keep both himself and his mother sane, Harit has taken to dressing up in a sari every night to pass himself off as his sister. Meanwhile, Ranjana, also an Indian immigrant in her mid forties, has just seen her only child, Prashant, off to college. Worried that her husband has begun an affair, she seeks solace by writing paranormal romances in secret. When Harit and Ranjana’s paths cross, they begin a strange yet necessary friendship that brings to light their own passions and fears. Rakesh Satyal's No One Can Pronounce My Name is a distinctive, funny, and insightful look into the lives of people who must reconcile the strictures of their culture and traditions with their own dreams and desires.

A HUMOROUS AND TENDER MULTIGENERATIONAL NOVEL ABOUT IMMIGRANTS AND OUTSIDERS—THOSE TRYING TO FIND THEIR PLACE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY AND WITHIN THEIR OWN FAMILIES In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can’t pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from their yoga class. Harit, a lonely Indian immigrant in his mid forties, lives with his mother who can no longer function after the death of Harit’s sister, Swati. In a misguided attempt to keep both himself and his mother sane, Harit has taken to dressing up in a sari every night to pass himself off as his sister. Meanwhile, Ranjana, also an Indian immigrant in her mid forties, has just seen her only child, Prashant, off to college. Worried that her husband has begun an affair, she seeks solace by writing paranormal romances in secret. When Harit and Ranjana’s paths cross, they begin a strange yet necessary friendship that brings to light their own passions and fears. Rakesh Satyal's No One Can Pronounce My Name is a distinctive, funny, and insightful look into the lives of people who must reconcile the strictures of their culture and traditions with their own dreams and desires.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A HUMOROUS AND TENDER MULTIGENERATIONAL NOVEL ABOUT IMMIGRANTS AND OUTSIDERS—THOSE TRYING TO FIND THEIR PLACE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY AND WITHIN THEIR OWN FAMILIES In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can’t pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from their yoga class. Harit, a lonely Indian immigrant in his mid forties, lives with his mother who can no longer function after the death of Harit’s sister, Swati. In a misguided attempt to keep both himself and his mother sane, Harit has taken to dressing up in a sari every night to pass himself off as his sister. Meanwhile, Ranjana, also an Indian immigrant in her mid forties, has just seen her only child, Prashant, off to college. Worried that her husband has begun an affair, she seeks solace by writing paranormal romances in secret. When Harit and Ranjana’s paths cross, they begin a strange yet necessary friendship that brings to light their own passions and fears. Rakesh Satyal's No One Can Pronounce My Name is a distinctive, funny, and insightful look into the lives of people who must reconcile the strictures of their culture and traditions with their own dreams and desires.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amol Shah

Length:

11h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

18:37


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

19:34


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

16:15


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:32


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

27:53


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

19:50


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

27:36


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

26:23


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

23:15


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

22:43


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

21:23


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

16:06


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

12:00


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

14:18


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

21:36


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

20:29


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

16:43


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

07:53


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

19:37


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

20:12


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

06:34


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

14:44


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

08:27


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

21:44


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

23:23


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

08:53


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

14:33


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

15:13


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

19:04


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

22:04


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

15:25


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

13:10


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

14:41


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

25:59


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

13:10


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

07:35


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

12:51


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

09:27


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

05:41


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

07:46


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

02:32


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

11:43


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

08:22


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

08:57


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

16:24


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

00:24