Virtual Event: Mira Sethi and Shruti Swamy
April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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JOIN US ON THURSDAY, APRIL 29 AT 6PM PT WHEN MIRA SETHI IS JOINED BY SHRUTI SWAMY TO DISCUSS HER DEBUT SHORT STORY COLLECTION, ARE YOU ENJOYING?, ON ZOOM!
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Praise for Are You Enjoying?
“Fresh, intelligent, and bold: Mira Sethi’s stories open up fascinating slices of contemporary life in Pakistan.”—Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West
“A powerful book with a light touch, marking the arrival of an assured storyteller…Sethi is operating in a rich tradition of South Asian storytelling, but also, with the distinct and vibrant perspective she offers, making it her own.”—Vogue
“Biting and incisive stories…especially striking for their portrayal of hidden homosexuality.”—Kirkus Reviews
About Are You Enjoying?
An exhilarating debut by a young writer from Pakistan: provocative, funny, disarmingly original stories that upend traditional notions of identity and family, and peer into the vulnerable workings of the human heart.
From the high-stakes worlds of television and politics to the intimate corridors of home—including the bedroom—these wryly observed, deeply revealing stories look at life in Pakistan with humor, compassion, psychological acuity, and emotional immediacy. Childhood best friends agree to marry in order to keep their sexuality a secret. A young woman with an anxiety disorder discovers the numbing pleasures of an illicit love affair. A radicalized student’s preparations for his sister’s wedding involve beating up the groom. An actress is forced to grow up fast on the set of her first major tv show, where the real intrigue takes place off-screen. Every story bears witness to the all-too-universal desire to be loved, and what happens when this longing gets pushed to its limits. Are You Enjoying? is a free-spirited, confident, indelible introduction to a galvanizing new talent.