A City of Sungazers is Bombaykala and Queenie Sukhadia’s first book.
Queenie grew up in Mumbai, India, where she attended the Cathedral and John Connon School and Dhirubhai Ambani International School before attending Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2016 with a double major in English and Psychology with high honors in creative writing (fiction). She is currently pursuing her MA at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C.
A City of Sungazers was Queenie’s senior creative writing honors thesis at Dartmouth College, and won the Sidney Cox Memorial Prize for the Strongest Creative Writing Honors Thesis.
A City of Sungazersis a collection of interlinked short stories – a book that can be read both as a series of individual short stories, each telling a whole coherent narrative in its own self, as well as a larger arcing narrative wherein each individual story feeds into the other and produces new revelations about the others. Set in Mumbai, the novel looks at the city through the lives of multiple characters. A City of Sungazers explores differences – socioeconomic, religious, sexual – and what happens when identities that embody these differences are brought up close.
A City of Sungazers is slated to be released in print and digitally at the end of July, 2017.
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