The Resource Don't let him know, Sandip Roy

Don't let him know, Sandip Roy

Label
Don't let him know
Title
Don't let him know
Statement of responsibility
Sandip Roy
Title variation
Do not let him know
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a boxy apartment building in a university town in Illinois, Romola Mitra, a newly arrived young bride, anxiously awaits her first letter from home in India. When she accidentally opens the wrong letter, it changes her life. Decades later, her son Amit finds that letter and thinks he has discovered his mother's secret. But secrets have their own secrets sometimes, and a way of following their keepers. Amit does not know that Avinash, his dependable and devoted father, lurks on gay Internet groups at times, unable to set aside his lifelong attraction to men. Avinash has no idea that his dutiful wife had once romanced a dashing Bengali filmstar, whose memory she keeps tucked away in a diary amongst her silk saris. Growing up in Calcutta, in a house bustling with feisty grandmothers, Amit has been shielded from his parents' secrets. A successful computer engineer, he settles in San Francisco torn between his new life and his duties towards the one he has left behind. Moving from adolescent rooftop games to adult encounters in gay bars, from hair salons in Calcutta to McDonald's drive-throughs in California, Don't Let Him Know is an unforgettable story about family, the struggle between having what we want and doing what we feel we must, and the sacrifices we make for those we love. Tender, powerful, and beautifully told, Don't Let Him Know marks the arrival of a brave new voice
Summary
A novel in stories follows generations of an Indian immigrant family that is shaped by wrongful conclusions about a letter, a secret sexual orientation and the responsibilities of two disparate cultures
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10406105
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, Sandip
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
Don't let him know, Sandip Roy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781408856642
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781408856642
Label
Don't let him know, Sandip Roy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781408856642
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781408856642

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