The “Quarantine: Stories” by Rahul Mehta revolve around artsy, educated leads who are trying to navigate adulthood as young gay Indian-American men. In his convincing debut collection of short fiction stories, Rahul Mehta writes about the lives of out gay men, their betrayals and disappointments. There are stories of the hard-earned personal connections they come to cherish. His characters live on botched relationships, on their romantic, familial, and cultural failures, and on the difficulty of sharing space with another person.
Typically, most of the stories that focus on American-born children and youth are structured around boredom by Indian social and religious traditions. The usual stories about …… continue reading
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