If You See Me, Don't Say Hi, a collection of short stories about love, family, and the experience of being brown in America today, introduces a cast of characters who subvert our expectations. We meet two brothers caught in an elaborate web of envy and loathing; childhood best friends who betray each other at a Christmas party; a mixed-race couple dealing with the insecurities of young love; a young gay man who becomes involved with an older man whose secret he could never guess, and, in a final pair of linked stories, a young couple whose relationship is manipulated by community gossip. 

If You See Me, Don't Say Hi examines the collision of old world and new world, small town and big city, traditional beliefs (like arranged marriage) and modern rituals (like Facebook stalking). Ranging across the country, these eleven stories—big-hearted, provocative, twisting, and wryly funny— interrogate our deeply held stereotypes about the Indian American experience.