Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Book club - Ninny's Natter (2/12)

KhushDC is excited to announce our first book club meeting of the year! This month's book will be Ninny's Natter by Ninad Jog. The book club meeting will take place on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 @ 2PM at The DC Center (1318 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009). Immediately following our discussion, KhushDC is pleased to host a special Q&A session with the author, Ninad Jog.

Please see below a description of the book:

"From being mistaken for a faith healer to being mistaken for a woman, the two dozen stories and vignettes in this collection describe some of the interesting incidents in Ninad Jog's life.

"When a woman approaches him and asks for money, he has to decide in an instant whether to accede to her demand. He wonders what he should tell an Israeli tourist who asks which country he considers to be his home. As a child, Ninad has no qualms about demanding a bottle of orange soda from his uncle. But as an adult, he agonizes over buying his father a small container of whole milk.

"Written in a plain, straightforward manner and infused with wry humor, the stories switch effortlessly between lighthearted and somber tones.

"Set mainly in the U.S. and India, they cover a period of forty years. From the antics of toddlers to the deaths of loved ones, the stories touch upon topics such as race, religion, names, vegetarianism, stamp collecting, homosexuality, and the pressure to conform to societal norms. The book is rounded off by one poem and dozens of one-liners."

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