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America for beginners, Leah Franqui

Label
America for beginners
Title
America for beginners
Statement of responsibility
Leah Franqui
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pival Sengupta has done something she never expected: she has booked a trip with the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company. But unlike other upper-class Indians on a foreign holiday, the recently widowed Pival is not interested in sightseeing. She is traveling thousands of miles from Kolkata to New York on a cross-country journey to California, where she hopes to uncover the truth about her beloved son, Rahi. A year ago Rahi devastated his very traditional parents when he told them he was gay. Then, Pival's husband, Ram, told her that their son had died suddenly--heartbreaking news she still refuses to accept. Now, with Ram gone, she is going to America to find Rahi, alive and whole or dead and gone, and come to terms with her own life. Arriving in New York, the tour proves to be more complicated than anticipated. Planned by the company's indefatigable owner, Ronnie Munshi--a hard-working immigrant and entrepreneur hungry for his own taste of the American dream--it is a work of haphazard improvisation. Pival's guide is the company's new hire, the guileless and wonderfully resourceful Satya, who has been in America for one year--and has never actually left the five boroughs. For modesty's sake Pival and Satya will be accompanied by Rebecca Elliot, an aspiring young actress. Eager for a paying gig, she's along for the ride, because how hard can a two-week "working" vacation traveling across America be? Slowly making her way from coast to coast with her unlikely companions, Pival finds that her understanding of her son--and her hopes of a reunion with him--are challenged by her growing knowledge of his adoptive country. As the bonds between this odd trio deepens, Pival, Satya, and Rebecca learn to see America--and themselves--in different and profound new ways. A bittersweet and bighearted tale of forgiveness, hope, and acceptance, America for Beginners illuminates the unexpected enchantments life can hold, and reminds us that our most precious connections aren't always the ones we seek
Summary
A widow from India travels to California to learn the truth about what happened to the son who was declared dead shortly after he revealed his sexual orientation to their traditional family
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Character
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10677139
Cataloging source
M4L
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Franqui, Leah
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.R422578
LC item number
A78 2018b
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Widows
  • East Indians
  • Women travelers
  • Mothers and sons
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Large type books
  • Large type books
  • East Indians
  • Mothers and sons
  • Widows
  • Women travelers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
America for beginners, Leah Franqui
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Publication
Copyright
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"Larger print"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1044716383
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
454 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062845733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044716383
Label
America for beginners, Leah Franqui
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Larger print"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1044716383
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
454 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062845733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044716383

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