Year 12, Book 49

49. No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyel

This books follows several Indian immigrants living in the Cleveland suburbs. The story mostly follows Harit, a lonely man living with his disabled mother after the untimely death of his sister and Ranjana, a lonely married woman who secretly writes paranormal romances in her spare time and who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Harit. Part of the story is also devoted to Ranjana’s son, Prashant who has gone away to college. The book had some interesting things about the immigrant experience, but I didn’t love it. It was an okay read, but nothing I would say is essential reading. I give it a 5 out of 10.

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