A low-level, drunkard Indian diplomat in Africa finds himself mysteriously transferred to the consulate in San Francisco, where everyone believes he is a great and undiscovered Urdu poet. An anthropological expedition searching for early human fossils in Ethiopia goes disastrously wrong as the leader begins to search madly for the very first sounds ever made by humans. When the wife of a retiring consul discovers that her pet python is dead, she decides to pay tribute to him in the way she knows best: by serving him to her dinner guests. A strange skull discovered outside an orphanage in northern India leads to the creation of a cult around one of the charismatic young residents and to acts of sudden violence. A wife knows the one thing her workaholic husband wants for his birthday: handcuffs, whips, sex toys of all sorts. He buys the drugs. These and other stories are brought vividly to life in Ranbir Singh Sidhus startling and disturbing debut collection, Good Indian Girls.
About the Author
Ranbir Singh Sidhu was born in London and grew up in California. He is a playwright and a winner of the Pushcart Prize in fiction, among other awards. Trained as an archaeologist specializing in human and animal bone studies, he has worked throughout the western United States, Israel and France. He currently lives in New York.