This debut collection called White Elephants Dancing , by Chaya Bhuvaneshwar, features 17 stories, each one a rich exploration of emotions and characters. The stories feature complex relationships often within families and examine interracial romance, queer love and extra marital relationships without being trite or pedantic. In the eponymous opening story, an unnamed woman reels from a miscarriage. Just two clear stains, understated, as quiet and undemanding as your whole life had been; only enough blood for me to know. Talinda has been given a terminal cancer diagnosis even as she has been trying to get pregnant. As Nisha looks back on the relationship two years after a failed marriage, we see how heteropatriarchal values are embraced by those most impacted by them.
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