(KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel


  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • If You See Me Don't Say Hi
  • Neel Patel
  • English
  • 12 November 2020
  • 9781250183194

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READ Î IDELTA.US È Neel Patel Neel Patel È 1 DOWNLOAD READ If You See Me Don't Say Hi In these eleven sharp surprising stories Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them His characters almost all of who are first generation Indian Americans subvert our expectations that they will sit uietly by We meet two brothers caught in an elaborate web of envy and loathing; a young gay man who becomes involved with an older man whose secret he cou. Somewhere between 45 and 5 stars rounding upWith his debut story collection If You See Me Don t Say Hi Neel Patel serves notice that he is a talent to be reckoned with The 11 stories in this collection are packed with emotion and turn people s perceptions and stereotypes of most Indian Americans on their ear Some of the characters in these stories follow traditional paths while others are anything but traditional they re Facebook stalking exes or creating schemes to facilitate booty calls But in each of these stories the characters face moments of truth and often need to make a split second decision which could have significant ramifications These dilemmas give the stories extra weight and make them compulsively readable I read this entire book in one dayI really enjoyed all of the stories in this collection but my favorite stories included Just a Friend in which a young gay man wants to know the secrets his older married boyfriend has been hiding but doesn t uite expect what he finds out God of Destruction which tells of a woman enchanted by the wi fi repairman Hare Rama Hare Krishna which juxtaposes a teenager s navigating his parents marital troubles with his acknowledgment of his own sexuality and all of the good and bad that comes with that and the title story which follows the tumultuous relationship of two brothers from the teenage years through adulthoodThe last two stories in the collection World Famous and Radha Krishna are connected and are the two I loved best The stories follow a young man and a young woman who were thrown together as children but went their separate ways and then reconnected in adulthood only to find that both had been scarred by their lives then they d care to admit These stories were poignant and thought provoking so different than I was expecting and I could have read a novel with these two characters That is the case with some of the other stories tooPatel imbues his stories with humor emotion sexuality empathy even surprise at times He creates some characters you will root for and feel for and others you might dislike or not uite understand There is a warmth to his writing but he doesn t put his characters on a pedestal he lets you see them the way others see themI thought this was an excellent story collection and definitely heralds Patel as someone I am going to follow in the future I know not everyone is a short story fan but these are stories with some emotional heft so they feel worth the investment of your timeNetGalley and Flatiron Books provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcom or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at Thrill Me Do Not Disturb deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them His characters almost all of who are first generation Indian Americans subvert our expectations that they will sit uietly by We meet two brothers caught in an elaborate web of envy and loathing; a young gay man who becomes involved with an older man whose secret he cou. Somewhere between 45 and 5 stars rounding upWith his Vildanden debut story collection If You See Me Don t Say Hi Neel Patel serves notice that he is a talent to be reckoned with The 11 stories in this collection are packed with emotion and turn people s perceptions and stereotypes of most Indian Americans on their ear Some of the characters in these stories follow traditional paths while others are anything but traditional they re Facebook stalking exes or creating schemes to facilitate booty calls But in each of these stories the characters face moments of truth and often need to make a split second The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 decision which could have significant ramifications These Duffy dilemmas give the stories extra weight and make them compulsively readable I read this entire book in one Art of Deception Kate Hanson #2 dayI really enjoyed all of the stories in this collection but my favorite stories included Just a Friend in which a young gay man wants to know the secrets his older married boyfriend has been hiding but Flight of the Clockwork Angels doesn t uite expect what he finds out God of Destruction which tells of a woman enchanted by the wi fi repairman Hare Rama Hare Krishna which juxtaposes a teenager s navigating his parents marital troubles with his acknowledgment of his own sexuality and all of the good and bad that comes with that and the title story which follows the tumultuous relationship of two brothers from the teenage years through adulthoodThe last two stories in the collection World Famous and Radha Krishna are connected and are the two I loved best The stories follow a young man and a young woman who were thrown together as children but went their separate ways and then reconnected in adulthood only to find that both had been scarred by their lives then they Take d care to admit These stories were poignant and thought provoking so La figlia del podestà different than I was expecting and I could have read a novel with these two characters That is the case with some of the other stories tooPatel imbues his stories with humor emotion sexuality empathy even surprise at times He creates some characters you will root for and feel for and others you might Persuasion The Litigator's Art dislike or not uite understand There is a warmth to his writing but he L'aventure ambiguë doesn t put his characters on a pedestal he lets you see them the way others see themI thought this was an excellent story collection and The Mangle of Practice Time Agency and Science definitely heralds Patel as someone I am going to follow in the future I know not everyone is a short story fan but these are stories with some emotional heft so they feel worth the investment of your timeNetGalley and Flatiron Books provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcom or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at

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READ Î IDELTA.US È Neel Patel Neel Patel È 1 DOWNLOAD READ If You See Me Don't Say Hi Ld never guess; three women who almost gleefully throw off the pleasant agreeability society asks of them; and in the final pair of linked stories a young couple struggling against the devastating force of community gossip If You See Me Don't Say Hi examines the collisions of old world and new world small town and big city traditional beliefs like arranged marriage and modern rituals like Facebook. I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review 35 stars overallA well done collection of stories Actually enjoyed all of them Not that I wasn t expecting to but sometimes it is in the back of my mind when I pick up any short story collection Loved taking the time to savor theseNo complaints about this one Definitely re read material down the road Individual ratings God of Destruction 3 stars Hare rama hare krishna 4 stars hey loser 35 stars just a friend 35 stars if you see me don t say hi 4 stars the taj mahal 35 stars the other language 35 stars these things happen 35 stars an arrangement 35 stars world famous 35 stars radha krishna 3 stars Resist Not Evil devastating force of community gossip If You See Me Don't Say Hi examines the collisions of old world and new world small town and big city traditional beliefs like arranged marriage and modern rituals like Facebook. I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review 35 stars overallA well Non luogo a procedere done collection of stories Actually enjoyed all of them Not that I wasn t expecting to but sometimes it is in the back of my mind when I pick up any short story collection Loved taking the time to savor theseNo complaints about this one Definitely re read material Ainsi se tut Zarathoustra down the road Individual ratings God of Destruction 3 stars Hare rama hare krishna 4 stars hey loser 35 stars just a friend 35 stars if you see me Awakening don t say hi 4 stars the taj mahal 35 stars the other language 35 stars these things happen 35 stars an arrangement 35 stars world famous 35 stars radha krishna 3 stars

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READ Î IDELTA.US È Neel Patel Neel Patel È 1 DOWNLOAD READ If You See Me Don't Say Hi Stalking The men and women in these stories are full of passion regret envy anger and yearning They fall in love with the wrong people and betray one another and deal with the accumulation of years of subtle racism They are utterly compelling Ranging across the country Patel’s stories empathetic provocative twisting and wryly funny introduce a bold new literary voice one that feels timely than ev. Indian American Patel s short story collection is comprised of eleven tales of young men and women flailing in their attempts to find meaningful relationships Patel s characters are not afraid to seek friendship or lovers but communication seems inevitably to go sideways resulting in frayed friendships and broken hearts Patel seems to sum it up with a uote taken from God of Destruction Happiness is a currency that when it goes it goes and few people are willing to give you some of theirs All of Patel s characters are Indian Americans living in Illinois but their cultural heritage is not a major component There is an arranged marriage in Hare Rama Hare Krishna and several of the stories have characters feeling their parents expectations to achieve excellent grades be admitted to premier universities and become doctors and there is the occasional story where the character encounters racist taunts and bullying But for the most part the characters Indian culture is irrelevant Rather they are universal coming of age stories where the protagonists are both sympathetic and yet flawed Enjoy Flora of Maine A Manual for Identification of Native and Naturalized Plants of Maine Vascular deal with the accumulation of years of subtle racism They are utterly compelling Ranging across the country Patel’s stories empathetic provocative twisting and wryly funny introduce a bold new literary voice one that feels timely than ev. Indian American Patel s short story collection is comprised of eleven tales of young men and women flailing in their attempts to find meaningful relationships Patel s characters are not afraid to seek friendship or lovers but communication seems inevitably to go sideways resulting in frayed friendships and broken hearts Patel seems to sum it up with a uote taken from God of Destruction Happiness is a currency that when it goes it goes and few people are willing to give you some of theirs All of Patel s characters are Indian Americans living in Illinois but their cultural heritage is not a major component There is an arranged marriage in Hare Rama Hare Krishna and several of the stories have characters feeling their parents expectations to achieve excellent grades be admitted to premier universities and become Resist Not Evil doctors and there is the occasional story where the character encounters racist taunts and bullying But for the most part the characters Indian culture is irrelevant Rather they are universal coming of age stories where the protagonists are both sympathetic and yet flawed Enjoy


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    (KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel READ Î IDELTA.US È Neel Patel Somewhere between 45 and 5 stars rounding upWith his debut story collection If You See Me Don't Say Hi Neel Patel serves notice that he is a talent to be reckoned with The 11 stories in this collection are packed with emotion and turn people's perceptions and stereotypes of most Indian Americans on their ear Some of the characters in these stories follow traditional paths while others are anything but traditional—they'

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    READ Î IDELTA.US È Neel Patel (KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel LOVE AND LOSS follow the characters in these eleven beautifully written stories They follow various scenarios in the lives of chara

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    READ Î IDELTA.US È Neel Patel (KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel Neel Patel È 1 DOWNLOAD IF YOU SEE ME DON'T SAY HI bristles with unexpected meetings and reunions recognitions and failed recognitions passions and estrangements of all kinds These stories have a sharp eye for the complexities of modern life but Neel Patel writes with the wisdom and compassion of an old soul

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    (KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel 35 starsA great debut short story collection that centers the complex lives of first generation Indian Americans some uee

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    (KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel Neel Patel È 1 DOWNLOAD READ If You See Me Don't Say Hi I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review 35 stars overallA well done collection of stories Actually enjoyed all of them Not that I wasn't expecting to but sometimes it is in the back of my mind when I pick up any short story collection Loved taking the time to savor theseNo complaints about this one Definitely re read material down the road Individual ratings God of Destruction 3 stars Hare rama hare krish

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    (KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel Honestly this review says it about as well as I could me discuss this book

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    READ If You See Me Don't Say Hi READ Î IDELTA.US È Neel Patel Neel Patel È 1 DOWNLOAD If You See Me Don't Say Hi is a collection of eleven fictional short stories about different experiences of first generation Indian Americans The stories are written with the goal to subvert the model minority myth and break down stereotypes I am not Indian so I cannot say whether Neel succeeded in his endeavour

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    (KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel READ If You See Me Don't Say Hi What I liked most about this book is that it was an easy fast read The book left me lost and confused The details were clear the characters were all sad and strange Depressing but I didn’t feel bad for them I a

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    (KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel Neel Patel È 1 DOWNLOAD READ If You See Me Don't Say Hi Indian American Patel’s short story collection is comprised of eleven tales of young men and women flailing in their attem

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    READ If You See Me Don't Say Hi (KINDLE) If You See Me Don't Say Hi BY Neel Patel 15 starsHighly avoidable One dimensional characters in stories that are extremely repetitive in essence and just about everything Themes were intriguing which is the reason I picked this one up but it was a total disaster i

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