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Members only
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Published:
Boston : Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
351 pages ; 21 cm
Status:
Broadneck Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (P)
Edgewater Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (P)
Glen Burnie Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (P)
Description

"First the white members of Raj Bhatt's posh tennis club call him racist. Then his life falls apart. Along the way, he wonders: where does he, a brown man, belong in America? Raj Bhatt is often unsure of where he belongs. Having moved to America from Bombay as a child, he knew few Indian kids. Now middle-aged, he lives mostly happily in California, with a job at a university. Still, his white wife seems to fit in better than he does at times, especially at their tennis club, a place he's cautiously come to love. But it's there that, in one week, his life unravels. It begins at a meeting for potential new members: Raj thrills to find an African American couple on the list; he dreams of a more diverse club. But in an effort to connect, he makes a racist joke. The committee turns on him, no matter the years of prejudice he's put up with. And worse still, he soon finds his job is in jeopardy after a group of students report him as a reverse racist, thanks to his alleged anti-Western bias. Heartfelt, humorous, and hard-hitting, Members Only explores what membership and belonging mean, as Raj navigates the complicated space between black and white America."--

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Language:
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ISBN:
9780358098546, 0358098548, 9780358379928

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Includes discussion questions.
Description
"First the white members of Raj Bhatt's posh tennis club call him racist. Then his life falls apart. Along the way, he wonders: where does he, a brown man, belong in America? Raj Bhatt is often unsure of where he belongs. Having moved to America from Bombay as a child, he knew few Indian kids. Now middle-aged, he lives mostly happily in California, with a job at a university. Still, his white wife seems to fit in better than he does at times, especially at their tennis club, a place he's cautiously come to love. But it's there that, in one week, his life unravels. It begins at a meeting for potential new members: Raj thrills to find an African American couple on the list; he dreams of a more diverse club. But in an effort to connect, he makes a racist joke. The committee turns on him, no matter the years of prejudice he's put up with. And worse still, he soon finds his job is in jeopardy after a group of students report him as a reverse racist, thanks to his alleged anti-Western bias. Heartfelt, humorous, and hard-hitting, Members Only explores what membership and belonging mean, as Raj navigates the complicated space between black and white America."--,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Pandya, S. (2020). Members only. Boston: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pandya, Sameer. 2020. Members Only. Boston: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pandya, Sameer, Members Only. Boston: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pandya, Sameer. Members Only. Boston: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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