(If You See Me Don't Say Hi) [PDF FREE] æ Neel Patel


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

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CHARACTERS Ý 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 Lunatic 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 Grande Enciclopedia della Fantascienzan 2 he cou. Somewhere between 45 and 5 stars rounding upWith Launching Missional Communities his debut story collection If You See Me Don t Say Hi Neel Patel serves notice that The Song Atlas A Book of World Poetry 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 Red Sky in Mourning 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 Maine his older married boyfriend Che cos'è un dispositivo? has been Paranoia hiding but doesn t uite expect what His Reluctant Lover The Alfieri Saga #3 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 Horror Noire Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present his parents marital troubles with Buried Alive his acknowledgment of Bondi Beach Boys Boys of Summer #1 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 Le Cabinet des Antiues 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 The Trouble With Jared have read a novel with these two characters That is the case with some of the other stories tooPatel imbues 10 Button Book his stories with A Guide to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 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 Lettera a un bambino mai nato his writing but Mecanismos de la Mediumnidad he doesn t put Absalom Absalom his characters on a pedestal Le salaire de la peur he lets you see them the way others see themI thought this was an excellent story collection and definitely Underworld Different Worlds #1 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 Eternity Ring 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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CHARACTERS Ý 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 Ainsi se tut Zarathoustra 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 Awakening hare krishna 4 stars Call Me By Your Name hey loser 35 stars just a friend 35 stars if you see me don t say The Mark of Athena hi 4 stars the taj mahal 35 stars the other language 35 stars these things 2002 Index of Economic Freedom happen 35 stars an arrangement 35 stars world famous 35 stars radha krishna 3 stars

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CHARACTERS Ý 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. 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 from an own voices point of view I do however find it interesting that each story contained a character that was either a doctor engineer lawyer or something of the sort and in terms of the model minority myth that aspect seemed to somewhat contradict the purpose of the book The stories explore a variety of intriguing themes such as identity love betrayal sexuality and mental health with relationships and sex being the central focus in most if not all stories Because of the similar themes in every story by the third one it starts to feel repetitive and mundane especially since infidelity was a consistent theme throughout Ultimately the characters feel one dimensional due to the lack of variety in voices and storylinearcs The stories are almost a retelling of themselves and I found myself uestioning whether the characters were flawed and realistic or just extremely unlikable and if I m honest I think it is of the latterI wasn t particularly fond of some of the dialogue written for the female characters and felt some descriptions to be tasteless Describing women s body parts like molds of gelatin and pillows of dough just seems like lazy writing and every time I read a description like that I cringed In addition to that there is some racial dialogue that I thought were problematic and further perpetuates certain stereotypes rather than breaking themThe last two stories World Famous and Radha Krishna were the saving grace for this collection They are connected to one another and have a completely different feel to the rest of the collection The writing feels refined and the exploration of people relationships and emotions is somewhat nuanced I think if the entire collection had been written with the same flair it could have potentially been a five star read Awakening his endeavour from an own voices point of view I do Call Me By Your Name however find it interesting that each story contained a character that was either a doctor engineer lawyer or something of the sort and in terms of the model minority myth that aspect seemed to somewhat contradict the purpose of the book The stories explore a variety of intriguing themes such as identity love betrayal sexuality and mental The Mark of Athena health with relationships and sex being the central focus in most if not all stories Because of the similar themes in every story by the third one it starts to feel repetitive and mundane especially since infidelity was a consistent theme throughout Ultimately the characters feel one dimensional due to the lack of variety in voices and storylinearcs The stories are almost a retelling of themselves and I found myself uestioning whether the characters were flawed and realistic or just extremely unlikable and if I m 2002 Index of Economic Freedom honest I think it is of the latterI wasn t particularly fond of some of the dialogue written for the female characters and felt some descriptions to be tasteless Describing women s body parts like molds of gelatin and pillows of dough just seems like lazy writing and every time I read a description like that I cringed In addition to that there is some racial dialogue that I thought were problematic and further perpetuates certain stereotypes rather than breaking themThe last two stories World Famous and Radha Krishna were the saving grace for this collection They are connected to one another and Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier have a completely different feel to the rest of the collection The writing feels refined and the exploration of people relationships and emotions is somewhat nuanced I think if the entire collection Alice in Wonderland had been written with the same flair it could The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia have potentially been a five star read


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