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The subtweet : a novel

by Shraya, Vivek, 1981-

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
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CLP - Beechview Fiction FICTION Shraya
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CLP - Brookline Fiction FICTION Shraya
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CLP - Hazelwood Fiction Collection FICTION Shraya
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - New Fiction FICTION Shraya
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CLP - Woods Run Fiction Collection FICTION Shraya
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"A timely and compelling look at internet fame and how fickle it really is.... You'll likely devour it in one sitting." -- Ms. Magazine Includes an exclusive free soundtrack Celebrated multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya's second novel is a no-holds-barred examination of the music industry, social media, and making art in the modern era, shining a light on the promise and peril of being seen. Indie musician Neela Devaki has built a career writing the songs she wants to hear but nobody else is singing. When one of Neela's songs is covered by internet artist RUK-MINI and becomes a viral sensation, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins. But before long, the systemic pressures that pit women against one another begin to bear down on Neela and RUK-MINI, stirring up self-doubt and jealousy. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes, a career is destroyed, and the two women find themselves at the centre of an internet firestorm.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Shraya, a five-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist and author of I'm Afraid of Men (2018), presents a beautifully crafted novel about race, music, and social media. Neela is an underground Canadian musician who has been striving to be a timeless artist for the past eight years. Despite decent reviews of her music, she remains unsatisfied because her artistry isn't being appreciated the way she wants it to be. Rukmini is a new YouTube singer who quickly rises to fame after singing a cover of one of Neela's songs. The two meet and become friends, but Rukmini continues to rise in popularity with her strong social media presence, while Neela struggles to find her own spotlight. However, one brief subtweet destroys one of the women's careers overnight and sends the internet into a frenzy for all the world to see. In this timely novel, Shraya speaks to a modern audience with bold cultural insight, confronting the difficulties of being a brown artist and the drastic impact social media can have on pop culture."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Female friendship -- Fiction.
Musicians -- Fiction.
Internet personalities -- Fiction.
Microblogs -- Fiction.
Jealousy -- Fiction.
Social media -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario :2020
Other Titles Sub tweet
Language English
Description 235 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232).
ISBN 9781770415836
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