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"Fresh off the Boat" Diary of a F-O-B
Contributor(s): Singh, Yukti (Author)

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ISBN: 146991137X     ISBN-13: 9781469911373
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
OUR PRICE: $12.35  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: February 2012
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Family Life - General
Dewey: FIC
Physical Information: 0.44" H x 5.98" W x 9.02" L (0.63 lbs) 208 pages
- Topical - Family
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Publisher Description:
F-O-B is a journey of a young Indian girl from her roots in Africa to America, experiencing the jungle of hilarious and sometimes tragic assimilation. Her journey leads her to the plight of exploited immigrant students on H-1 visas, culminating in their exhilarating freedom, while in the process achieving the American Dream. Rushmi was born in India, grew up in Africa and being the "chosen one", travels to Chicago for college. Rushmi is alone, and creates a variety of relationships with fellow students, the dorm super, college volleyball players, professors and creates a diaspora of Americana around herself. Learning the nuances of American culture, she bumbles through the immigrant experience in college, meeting characters such as "The Penguin", "King Kong", "the Walrus" and "Professor Pervert". Rushmi meets Bobby, the son of a corrupt college professor. Rushmi and Bobby together expose the professors' evil enterprise that exploits immigrant software engineering students. In the process, Rushmi figures out an incredible "Sting", transforming herself into a tech entrepreneur, simultaneously freeing the immigrant students from their bonded labor. F-O-B is a gripping tale, a timeless and hilarious read that keeps the reader wanting more. YUKTI SINGH Know more about Yukti by visiting www.yuktisingh.com or emailing her at yukti@yuktisingh.com
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