“If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi” is about love; it’s about family; it’s about the experience of being brown; it’s about 90’s hip-hop and modern romance. In stories like, “The Taj Mahal”, a young OB/GYN confronts her high school nemesis at a party. In “The Other Language”, an American teenager befriends a houseboy in Kenya. In “God of Destruction”, an encounter with a cable guy forces an interior designer to confront her romantic past, and, in “Hare Rama, Hare Krishna”, the dissolution of a couple’s marriage causes an adolescent to reevaluate his faith. “If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi”, the title story, is about the experience of being brown in the Midwest, the tension between two brothers, and the secrets we keep inside us. These ten stories, though varying in tone—some funny, some sad—all ask the same questions: Where have we been, and, more importantly, where are we going?