By Rakesh Satyal
Meet Kiran Sharma: lover of track, dance, and all issues sensual; son of immigrants, social outcast, religious seeker. A boy who doesn't rather comprehend his lot-until he realizes he's a god...
As an purely son, Kiran has obligations-to excel in his experiences, to honor the deities, to discover a pleasant Indian lady, and, notably, to make his mom and dad proud-standard stuff for a boy of his historical past. If basically Kiran had something in universal with the opposite Indian children in addition to the colour of his pores and skin. They reject him at each flip, and his cretinous public schoolmates aren't any larger. Cincinnati within the early Nineties isn-t precisely a hotbed of cultural range, and Kiran-s not-so-well-kept secrets and techniques don-t endear him to any workforce. fiddling with dolls, picking out ballet over basketball, taking the once a year expertise convey approach too heavily. . .the very issues that make Kiran who he's additionally make him the celebrity of his personal own freak exhibit. . .
Surrounded via examples of upstanding Indian Americans-in his own residence, in his temple, on the weekly events given via his mom and dad- friends-Kiran however unearths it most unlikely to get the knack of -normalcy.- after which one fateful day, a revelation: possibly his wants aren-t too earthly, yet too divine. maybe the answer to the secret of his life has been prior to him considering start. For Kiran Sharma, a protracted, unusual journey is set to begin-a trip so chic, so ridiculous, so painfully attractive, that it will possibly basically bring about the reality. . .
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