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Peacocks of Instagram: Stories

By Deepa Rajagopalan

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Publish Date

May 07, 2024


Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Fiction / Women



Engrossing, witty yet devastating stories about diasporic Indians that deftly question what it means to be safe, to survive, and to call a place home.

An underappreciated coffee shop server haunted by her past attracts thousands of followers on social media with her peacock jewellery. A hotel housekeeper up against a world of gender and class inequity quietly gets revenge on her chauvinist boss. And a foster child, orphaned in an accident directly attributable to climate change, brings down her foster father, an oil lobbyist, in spectacular fashion.

With an intense awareness of privilege and the lack of it, the fourteen stunning stories in Peacocks of Instagram explore what it means to be safe, to survive, and to call a place home.

ISBN: 9781487012403
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: May 07, 2024

"An engaging debut." - Booklist"Deepa Rajagopalan deftly tackles intricate problems among the Indian diaspora ... Peacocks of Instagram is a worthwhile read." - Literary Review of Canada"Rajagopalan shares her wit and appreciation for the beauty around us with warmth, even when talking about the real drama and tragedy perfusing these stories of displacement, class difference, and privilege." - The Miramichi Reader"Rajagopalan has an undeniably empathetic approach to her characters and their struggles." - That Shakespearean Rag