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11.05.2018 | Chaya Bhuvaneswar signs and discusses “White Dancing Elephants” | Free

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes physician and award-winninng author Chaya Bhuvaneswar, who will sign and discuss her debut short story collection, “White Dancing Elephants”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “White Dancing Elephants” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha’s birth. Orphans in India get pulled into a strange rescue mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers. A brief but intense affair between two women culminates in regret and betrayal. In sixteen remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other. Winner of the 2017 Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize, “White Dancing Elephants” marks the emergence of a new and original voice in fiction and explores feminist, queer, religious, and immigrant stories with precision, drama, and compassion.

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