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The Middleman and Other Stories

(1988)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Told by fictional immigrants, the tales of arrival and survival spun by Mukherjee's protagonists often paralyze the reader with their realism. They come from Italy, Trinidad, Israel, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Philippines and elsewhere to build new lives in such places as Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Manhattan and Miami. For all the troubles the immigrants endure, Mukherjee's portrayal of them as dauntless participants in the American experiment serves to empower them. Even as she's being raped by her employer, Jasmine, a housekeeper from Trinidad, ponders that she has "no nothing other than what she wanted to invent and tell." The Middleman won the 1988 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.



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April 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: The Middleman and Other Stories
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-85381-058-4 / 978-1-85381-058-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
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May 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Middleman and Other Stories
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-8021-1031-2 / 978-0-8021-1031-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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May 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: The middleman and other stories
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-670-81893-3 / 978-0-670-81893-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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September 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Middleman and Other Stories
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-8021-3650-8 / 978-0-8021-3650-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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July 1997 : UK Paperback

Title: The Middle Man & Other Stories: The Middleman;a Wife's Story;Loose End;Orbiting;Fighting For the Rebound;the Tenant;Fathering;Jasmine; Danny's Girls; Buried Lives; the Management of Grief
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-14-025307-6 / 978-0-14-025307-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Middleman & Other Stories
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-85381-151-3 / 978-1-85381-151-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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June 1989 : UK Paperback

Title: The Middle Man & Other Stories: The Middleman;a Wife's Story;Loose End;Orbiting;Fighting For the Rebound;the Tenant;Fathering;Jasmine; Danny's Girls; Buried Lives; the Management of Grief
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-14-010441-0 / 978-0-14-010441-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Middleman and Other Stories
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-449-21718-3 / 978-0-449-21718-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Crest
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Middleman: And Other Stories
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher: Grove Press
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