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Stealing the Ambassador: A Novel

Parekh, Sameer

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ISBN 10: 0743214293 / ISBN 13: 9780743214292
Published by Free Press, 2002
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Stealing the Ambassador: A Novel

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Caught between a father who thought success and freedom could be found only in America and a grandfather who risked his life to guarantee such ideals in their homeland of India, twenty-three-year-old Rajiv Kothari is lost in a nation he has always called home and beckoned by the one his father left long ago. "Stealing the Ambassador" is a literary page-turner that blends the experiences of a first-generation Indian American with those of his immigrant father and revolutionary grandfather, their intertwined stories probing the balance between fiction and history, between old country and new, between fathers and sons. Following his father's sudden death, Rajiv finds himself alone and bewildered. As he attempts to reconstruct his father's life, he begins to better understand his own, and when he chances to meet a new Indian immigrant, eerily reminiscent of his own father, their uncanny interaction grants Rajiv insight into the euphoria that his father felt when he first arrived in the country and its gradual deterioration into frustrated estrangement. Events lead Rajiv to a reverse migration, back to the subcontinent of his father's birth. There he reconnects with his aged grandfather -- once a saboteur responsible for bombings in pre-Independence British India and now mysteriously destitute. Discovering the source of this impoverishment, Rajiv is awakened to a second understanding of his childhood hero, a reconsideration that illuminates the relationships between grandfather, father, and grandson while pointing to new definitions of bravery and familial loyalty. "Stealing the Ambassador" is a stunning debut from the young Sameer Parekh. In depicting the ways that familiesare at the source of both our frustration with and our loyalty to identity, Parekh sheds new light on the immigrant experience and on the complexity and power of family relations.

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Sameer Parekh was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. He graduated from Brown University and was a 1996-1997 Fulbright Scholar in India. He is currently completing medical school and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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