Usually ships next business day
Shipping options »
List Price $14.99
Paperback
In Stock
Order

If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi

If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi

Author Neel Patel
Publisher Flatiron Books
Publication Date 2019-07-09
Section New Titles - Paperback
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781250183217

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and an NPR Best Book of the Year

In his sharp, surprising debut, 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 quietly 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 could 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 stalking). Ranging across the country, Patel’s stories―empathetic, provocative, twisting, mordantly funny, and defiant―contradict the model minority myth, giving us a bold new portrait of the brown experience, and of America.

There are no customer reviews for this item yet.

Leave a Review

Our Frequent Buyer Card

Members of our Frequent Buyer Program receive benefits at Harvard Book Store and harvard.com. Sign up for free!

Learn More »

Signed by the Author

Join our Signed First Edition Club (or give a gift subscription) for a signed book of great literary merit, delivered to you monthly.

Learn More »

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping rates
and options, locally
and throughout
the U.S.

Learn More »