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Sameer Pandya (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
July 07, 2020
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780358379928

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About the Author

SAMEER PANDYA was longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award forhis story collection The Blind Writer, and is the recipient of the PEN/Civitella Fellowship. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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"An intense, funny, and absolutely necessary novel about our current times. Accomplished storyteller Pandya has given all of us teachers a compulsive read for the days, the weeks, when we feel unmoored and even a slightly bit crazy."
--Weike Wang, author of Chemistry

"Is extremely enjoyable anxiety a thing? Because that's how I felt as I sped through Professor Raj Bhatt's very bad week. A vital, tightly-written dive into our current swirl of confusion over privilege and power."
--Jade Chang, author of The Wangs vs. the World

"Members Only perfectly portrays how our careless words and casual comments have unintended ripple effects that couldn't possibly be predicted. This is a riveting story of misunderstanding and misrepresentation."
--Laurie Gelman, author of Class Mom and You've Been Volunteered

"In Pandya's tense, sly debut novel (after the collection The Blind Writer) a college lecturer faces accusations of racism and anti-American bias in a California suburb over the course of a fateful week. The taut, heartrending narrative offers deep insight into the ways the characters are shaped by racism. Pandya's sympathetic portrait of Raj's quest for acceptance will resonate with readers."--Publishers Weekly

"A grand slam...Pandya's writing here is smooth, clear, funny, and often subtly beautiful. Members Only is the thoughtful page-turner we need right now." --Booklist, starred review