The delinquent girl /

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Other Authors / Creators:Zahn, Margaret A.
Format: Book
Imprint: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Summary:When Vikram invites three ofhis college friends to his son's graduation from MIT, they accept out ofobligation and curiosity, viewing the party as a twenty-fifth reunion of sorts.Village genius Vikram, now the founder of a lucrative computer company, ishaving the party against his son's wishes. Frances and Jay regret accepting:Frances, a real estate agent, hasn't sold a house in a year; Jay's middlemanagement job isn't brag worthy; and their daughter is failing the eleventhgrade. Lali plans to hide the fact that her once-happy marriage is crumblingbecause her American husband is discovering his Jewish roots. Each had leftUCLA expecting to be successful and have even more successful children. AtVikram's Newport Beach mansion, the showmanship they anticipate dissolves aseach is forced to deal with his or her own problems. The follow-up to A Good Indian Wife, Anne Cherian's novel resonates with the poignancy ofreal life colliding with expectations unmet.
Physical Description:xiv, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-324) and index.
Author Notes:Contributors to The Delinquent Girl include: Robert Agnew, Angela Browne, Meda Chesney-Lind, Gayle A. Dakof, Barry C. Feld, Diana H. Fishbein, Peggy C. Giordano, Denise C. Gottfredson, Candace Kruttschnitt, Jody Miller, Shari Miller, Merry Morash, Christopher W. Mullins, Allison Ann Payne, Jennifer Schwartz, Darrell Steffensmeier, Donna-Marie Winn, and the editor.