White Dancing Elephants

White Dancing Elephants

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Best Books of 2018 Kirkus Reviews (debut and short fiction categories)

Best Books of 2018, Entropy Magazine

A Book Club selection for The Wing, Rebel Women's Lit and Bookish.com

35 over 35 Debut Fiction Award

Finalist for the 2019 PEN American Robert Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection

Chaya Bhuvaneswar's debut collection maps with great assurance the intricate outer reaches of the human heart. What a bold, smart, exciting new voice, well worth listening to; what an elegant story collection to read and savor.
-Lauren Groff, author of Florida

Stunning, evocative, electric...an exuberant collection.
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)

A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha's birth. An artist with schizophrenia tries to survive hatred and indifference in small-town India by turning to the beauty of sculpture and dance. Orphans in India get pulled into a strange "rescue" mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers. A brief but intense affair between two women culminates in regret and betrayal. A boy seeks memories of his sister in the legend of a woman who weds death. And fragments of history, from child brickmakers to slaves in Renaissance Portugal, are held up in brief fictions, burnished, made dazzling and unforgettable.

In seventeen remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color--cunning, bold, and resolute--facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other. Winner of the 2017 Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize, White Dancing Elephants marks the emergence of a new and original voice in fiction and explores feminist, queer, religious, and immigrant stories with precision, drama, and compassion.

Author: Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Published: 10/09/2018
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781945814617

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2018 pg. 9
Publishers Weekly 08/20/2018
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2018 pg. 7
Foreword 08/26/2018
Booklist 09/15/2018 pg. 24
Library Journal 10/01/2018 pg. 56