The Middleman and Other Stories

Bharati Mukherjee

Bharati Mukherjee’s work illuminates a new world of people in migration that has transformed the meaning of “America.” An aristocratic Filipina negotiates a new life for herself with an Atlanta investment banker. A Vietnam vet returns to Florida, a place now more foreign than the Asia of his war experience. And in the title story, an Iraqi Jew whose travels have ended in Queens suddenly finds himself an unwitting guerrilla in a South American jungle. Passionate, comic, violent, and tender, these stories draw us into the centre of a cultural fusion in the midst of its birth pangs, yet glowing with the energy and exuberance of a society remaking itself.

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