“Ask Me Again”

Shobha Rao, an immigrant from India, recalls two interactions with her peers that reminded her of when she helped her parents say “yes” to remaining in America.

Shobha Rao is the author of the collection of short stories, “An Unrestored Woman“. Kirkus Reviews called An Unrestored Woman “stunning and relentless.” Booklist said of the collection, “Rao’s raw and breathtaking short story collection is set against [an] epic canvas, yet her character studies are intimate.”  She is the winner of the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, awarded by Nimrod International Journal. She has been a resident at Hedgebrook and is the recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship. Her story “Kavitha and Mustafa” was chosen by T.C. Boyle for inclusion in the Best American Short Stories 2015. To learn more about Shobha and her work, visit shobharaowrites.com

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on September 20, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 11 storytellers shared their story. The theme was Fork in the Road”. 

Today’s podcast comes to us from Shobha Rao and is titled “Ask Me Again”. Thank you for listening.