The Middleman and Other Stories has ratings and 49 reviews. Alison said: Mukherjee isn’t one of those self-congratulatory assholes who thinks she’s b. The Middleman and Other Stories [Bharati Mukherjee] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bharati Mukherjee’s work illuminates a new world. Complete summary of Bharati Mukherjee’s The Middleman. The Middleman, and Other Stories deals with the clash between Western and Third World cultures .

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Now on to purchase soem of her other works. Aug 28, Will rated it did not like it Shelves: Jan 11, Tessara Dudley rated it it was ok.

I cannot wait to read it. After a bomb blew up a plane, there were several different reactions to the news. Bharati Mukherjee’s work illuminates a new world of people in migration that has transformed the meaning of “America.

Passionate, comic, violent, and tender, these stories draw us into the center of a cultural fusion in the midst of its birth pangs, yet glowing with the energy and exuberance of a society remaking itself. Be the first to ask a question about The Middleman and Other Stories. The House on Mango Street. I’ve given all of Mukherjee’s books 5 stars, and this one’s the best! A jarring and beautifully poignant collection of short stories about immigrants, their tragedies and triumphs in leaving and arriving, The Middleman present a touching variety of voices and perspectives.


But then, some other time. They work hard, eat cheap, live ten to a room, stash their savings under futons in Queens, and before you know it they own half of Hoboken. Showing of 12 reviews. Something about this book isn’t quite clicking with me. It is very subtle but a nice little device that I caught on to and served to enhance the experience even more. My favorite story is “Orbiting;” the clashes at a Thanksgiving dinner where everyone, in a sense, comes from their own “culture of pain.

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If there is a pattern here it might be this: As with most short story collections, some are great, some are good, and some are so-so. I would highly recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys this genre. Cheever had been on her mind, ever since the late afternoon light slanted over Mrs.

Venkatesan was beginning to feel like a character in Anne Frank’s diary,” is bizarre in so many ways.

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I’m not talking about Mars. Then he watches as she murders her husband and runs off with the revolutionary.

She earned an M. Any reviewer who finds this book boring probably has srories read Don Quixote the world’s first novel let alone much else, and is therefore hardly qualified to comment on the basis of such limited experience. A lot of these stories are really interesting from the perspective of post-colonial studies.


Bharati Mukherjee’s work illuminates a new world of people in migration that has transformed the meaning of “America.

The Middleman and Other Stories

Her characters are all deeply flawed and or troubled. Just as good as her other collection of short stories that I have read, Darkness. Bharati Mukherjee’s work illuminates a new world of people in migration that has transformed the meaning of “America. Not many I’m thinking, Lolita?

This collection is unsettling, the disturbing experiences of people torn away from culture. I was going to say, The Sea, The Seabut bhxrati got one of those mitigating elements midrleman on. The first few stories I read didn’t quite stand out except for A Wife’s Story which I find both deep and quietly truthful of a woman receiving a husband she has lived away from.

How many books can you think of with really unlikeable characters whom you have to sympathize with, without the intervention of a totally good, uncomplicated savior character to show them the light, or a dead baby or run-in with the KKK to make them pitiable?