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Title: Peacocks of Instagram
Author: Rajagopalan, Deepa
Department: School of English and Theatre Studies
Program: Creative Writing
Advisor: Thammavongsa, Souvankham
Abstract: Peacocks of Instagram is a short story collection that refuses typical immigrant narratives. In the title story of the collection, a middle-aged woman displays her bright brilliance while selling peacock accessories on the internet and holding a minimum wage job serving coffee to the ordinary. Rahel is the story of a woman who does not decamp to the sidelines of an affair but takes up space and spans decades and continents living her life as variously as possible. In Bestsellers, a divorced woman living in a windowless basement transforms pity into small, disfigured figurines and sells them back to those who would feel pity for her to make a small fortune. Centering women who live and think and feel, these stories question what it means to be safe, to feel safe, to survive.
Date: 2022-09
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Embargoed Until: 2999-01-01

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