Quarantine by Rahul Mehta

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“Thestories in Rahul Mehta's Quarantineamplify a surprising new voice: gentle, even tender, but powerful." —Pankaj Mishra, author of Butter Chicken inLudhiana

Reminiscentof Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreterof Maladies and the work of Michael Cunningham, Rahul Mehta’s debut shortstory collection is an emotionally arresting exploration of the lives ofIndian-American gay men and their families. Manil Suri, the New YorkTimes bestselling author of The Death of Vishnu and The Age ofShiva calls Quarantine “an insightful andcompellingly readable collection of stories in which Rahul Mehta masterfullyexplores the emotions, the conflicts, the complex accommodations of being gayand Indian American."


About Rahul Mehta

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Rahul Mehta received his MFA from Syracuse University, where he was the Cornelia Carhart Ward Fellow. Portions of Quarantine have appeared in New Stories from the South, The Kenyon Review, The Sun, Epoch, Noon, and Fourteen Hills. Mehta lives with his partner in Alfred, New York, and teaches at Alfred University.
Published June 7, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 224 pages
Genres: History, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Debut short-story collection explores the lives of gay Indian-American men caught between multiple cultures.

May 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Quarantine: Stories

Publishers Weekly

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Polished if placid, the stories in Mehta's debut often revolve around artsy, educated protagonists trying to navigate young adulthood as gay Indian-American men. In the title story, a young Indian-Ame

Mar 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Quarantine: Stories

Fiction Writers Review

This week’s feature is Rahul Mehta’s debut collection, Quarantine, published this year by Harper Perennial.

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IBN Live

Rahul Mehta will just about make you want to cry with Quarantine, a collection of nine short stories.

Jun 15 2010 | Read Full Review of Quarantine: Stories

Mumbai Boss

From the story titled “Citizen”, it seems Mehta can extend himself beyond the world of homosexual South Asian men but unfortunately, in Quarantine he has stuck to a narrow focus.

May 25 2010 | Read Full Review of Quarantine: Stories

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