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When I Reach for Your Pulse

In this electrifying debut, Rushi Vyas untangles slippery personal and political histories in the wake of a parent’s suicide. In this tough and tender, gently powerful collection, grief returns us to elemental silence. This language listens as much as it sings, asking if it is possible to recover from the muting effects of British colonialism, American imperialism, patriarchy and caste hierarchies. Which cultural legacies do we release in order to heal? Which do we keep alive, and which keep us alive?

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