A New York Times Editors' Choice

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Refreshing...Defiant...Consistently surprising
— The New York Times
You won’t want to miss...Patel turns his lens on Indian-Americans, addressing with depth and care subjects that are often overlooked.
— Vanity Fair
Patel’s deep sense of empathy—and infuriatingly relatable characters—shines throughout. A melancholic pleasure with a sense of humor.
— Kirkus (starred review)
What exquisite writing. What a tremendous talent.
— Imbolo Mbue, New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers
These stories have a sharp eye for the complexities of modern life, but Neel Patel writes with the wisdom and compassion of an old soul.
— Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere
I devoured this book in one sitting.
— Abby Fennewald, BOOKPEOPLE
You’ll want to flip back to the beginning and read it all over again.
— Scaachi Koul, author of One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter
Patel upends what we think the experience of Indians in America looks like. It’s about time.
— Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty
One of the most impressive debuts I’ve read in ages.
— Lauren Peugh, Powell's Books