“Crossing Cabot Strait” by Geeta Kothari

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Anna and Dev catch a ferry crossing Cabot Strait, in the midst of an argument of his intention to attend an interview for a post in his hometown of Toronto. Anna doesn't want to move from Pittsburgh to Toronto; mostly is due to the mutual dislike of her mother-in-law, who can never forgive her for not being Indian, nor for being ten years older than her son. But there's also a more pressing issue on Anna's mind, and it isn't just the unsteady ferry that is making her nauseous.

Crossing Cabot Strait

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About the Author
Geeta Kothari is the nonfiction editor of The Kenyon Review. She is a two-time recipient of the fellowship in literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the editor of ‘Did My Mama Like to Dance?’ and Other Stories about Mothers and Daughters. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various journals and anthologies, including the Kenyon Review, the Massachusetts Review, Fourth Genre, and Best American Essays. In 2004, she received the David and Tina Bellet Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to teaching in the undergraduate curriculum, Geeta Kothari also directs the Writing Center.
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