She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya
She of the Mountains
At the outset, there is no he. There is no she.
Two cells make up one cell. This is the arithmetic behind creation. One in addition to one makes one. Life brings forth life. We are the period to a sentence, the impact to a cause, continually having a place with somebody. We are never our own.
This is the reason we are so desolate.
She of the Mountains is a flawlessly rendered delineated novel by Vivek Shraya, the creator of the Lambda Literary Award finalist God Loves Hair. Shraya weaves an energetic, contemporary romantic tale between a man and his body, with a reconsidering of Hindu mythology. Both accounts investigate the complexities of epitome and the harming impacts that policing sex and sexuality can have on the human heart.
Outlines are by Raymond Biesinger, whose work has showed up in such productions as The New Yorker and the New York Times.