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Notes of a Mediocre Man: Stories of India and America
Guernica Editions, Spring 2017
328 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771831413
ISBN10: 1771831413
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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Two brothers come to school and do nothing but tell stories. A young woman works at the Indian Consulate in a major American city. A man goes to a singles dance. An unnamed narrator offers his “notes” on modern-day America. An old Jewish man in a nursing home tells the tale of his daughter. A retired man in India tries to collect his pension. A woman tells the story of her husband's death in partition India. A man goes from interview to interview, hoping for employment. Some stories are fable-like, others more realistic. However, all stories deal, in one way or another, with small, “mediocre” people -- people trying to fit into a world of bigness, applause, success.
I am a product of my age: mean, jealous, vindictive. I hate my neighbors, I hate their successes. I hate Justices of the Supreme Court: I find them dull. I hate schools of government: I find them silly. I hate law schools: I find them limited.

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Notes of a Mediocre Man: Stories of India and America