Travel to Mumbai alongside sharp, witty, 23-year-old Rakhi in our May Spotlight Pick: Such Big Dreams by Reema Patel.
Rakhi is a former street child, haunted by the grisly aftermath of an incident that led to the loss of her best friend 11 years ago. She’s now working in a struggling human-rights law organization and living alone in a Mumbai slum. Though constantly underestimated by everyone around her, Rakhi is nobody’s fool. But when a fading Bollywood starlet and her young family friend cross into Rakhi’s orbit, she’s suddenly faced with difficult choices and moral compromises she never thought she’d had to make.
This novel will spark discussions of the ways people navigate society’s systemic conditions, as well as ambitious, disappointments, and dreams. Join us on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Zoom for our Virtual Happy Hour, where we’ll discuss these themes and so much more—featuring a special appearance by author Reema Patel!
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