The Konkans

by Tony D’Souza ’00 MFA (Harcourt)

the_konkans.jpgThe author hit publishing gold with his debut novel, Whiteman. Now this son of an Indian father and a white American mother plays off his heritage with a fictional take on cultural alienation.

The book centers around Francisco D’Sai, a firstborn son of a firstborn son whose father and mother move to Chicago from India.

Entertainment Weekly praises D’Souza as “a savvy storyteller with a clear, soulful voice.”

(May 2008)