A moving story that redefines the meaning of family, friendship, and success among a group of first-generation Indian immigrants. When Vikram invites three of his college friends to his sonas graduation from MIT, they accept out of obligation and curiosity, viewing the party as a twenty-fifth reunion of sorts. Village genius Vikram, now the founder of a lucrative computer company, is having the party against his sonas wishes. Frances and Jay regret accepting: Frances, a real estate agent, hasn't sold a house in a year; Jayas middle management job isn't brag worthy; and their daughter is failing the eleventh grade. Lali plans to hide the fact that her once-happy marriage is crumbling because her American husband is discovering his Jewish roots. Each had left UCLA expecting to be successful and have even more successful children. At Vikramas Newport Beach mansion, the showmanship they anticipate dissolves as each is forced to deal with his or her own problems. The follow-up to A Good Indian Wife, Anne Cherianas novel resonates with the poignancy of real life colliding with expectations unmet.... with his decision on the very morning that Lali had slipped a picture of him wearing a Harvard sweatshirt into her wallet. ... It was what she had been considering when she parsed her body in the mirror this morning, when she tried to makeanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Invitation: A Novel|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2012-05-14|