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Video by Meera Nair
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Mar 11, 2003 | ISBN 9780385721035

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“Magical. . . . Video is that rarity, a first collection whose every story charts new areas in human relationships.” –The Washington Post

“Echo[es] the magic realism and mythic overtones of Arundhati Roy and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. . . . Video reveals the budding talent of an assured, accomplished writer.” –San Francisco Chronicle

“The writing is juicy; the details lovely, luscious bits of description that waft pungently from the Subcontinent with true Indian-style density.” –Los Angeles Times

“Sure-footed and telling, filled with powerful observations and sentences of lyric beauty. . . . [Video] revels in . . . the stunning collisions between ancient ritual and contemporary reality that are everyday occurrences in India.” –Chicago Tribune

“A gifted writer with a flair for storytelling, Nair creates passionate, distinctive characters, establishing herself as a writer to watch.” –USA Today

“Powerful. . . . Emotionally nuanced. . . . Flawlessly executed. . . . Taken together, [these stories] span a wide swath of Indian experience. . . . [An] accomplished collection.” –Vogue

“These stories are stunning: sensuous and touching and beautifully crafted. . . . I’ve never met Meera Nair, but I feel I’ll be listening to her for a very long time to come.” –Pico Iyer

“Memorable and moving. . . . Poignant. . . . Nair captures the voices of her countrymen to mesmerizing effect.” –The Oregonian

“Impressive . . . striking. . . . Comparable to Jhumpa Lahiri’s Pulitzer winner Interpreter of Maladies, and very probably the beginning of a fine career.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Indelible. . . . A quietly defiant work of gentle emotion.” –The Austin Chronicle

“Masterful. . . . Unflinching. . . . Abound[ing] with authenticity.” –The Washington Times


Asian American Literary Award WINNER 2003

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