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Karma and Other Stories by Rishi Reddi [in Bloomsbury Review]

Karma and Other StoriesReddi’s debut – absolutely one of the best short story collections this year – captures the nuanced, often contradictory lives of multiple generations of the Indian diaspora. From the cranky old judge convinced he has made a better adjustment to the new world than his backward childhood friend, to a modern young woman scoffing at the concept of arranged marriage, to a lonely housewife who develops a surprisingly sweet relationship with the resident librarian, Reddi offers a refreshing look at the irresolvable duality of the immigrant experience.

Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2007

Tidbit: Rishi Reddi was a guest at SALTAF 2007 (South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival), a much-anticipated, highly-attended annual fall event sponsored by the Smithsonian APA Program and NetSAP-DC.

Readers: Young Adult, Adult

Published: 2007


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