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The Subtweet

The subtweet is a novel by Vivek Shraya.

Vivek Shraya

Everyone talks about falling in love, but falling in friendship can be just as captivating. When Neela Devaki's song is covered by internet-famous artist Rukmini, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins.

But as Rukmini's star rises and Neela's stagnates, jealousy and self-doubt creep in. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes, one career is destroyed, and the two women find themselves at the center of an internet firestorm.

Celebrated multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya's second novel is a stirring examination of making art in the modern era, a love letter to brown women, an authentic glimpse into the music industry, and a nuanced exploration of the promise and peril of being seen.

The Subtweet is available in April 2020.

Shraya is a writer, artist and musician from Alberta. Her books include the novel She of the Mountains, the poetry collection even this page is white, the essay I'm Afraid of Men and the comic book Death Threat.

Interviews with Vivek Shraya

When a stranger started sending Vivek Shraya death threats, she found it upsetting, but saw something strangely poetic in it, too. She joined us to talk about turning her hate mail into a new graphic novel called Death Threat. 18:40
Vivek Shraya talks to Shelagh Rogers about her comic book, Death Threat. 14:33
The groundbreaking visual artist, musician and writer on her memoir I'm Afraid of Men. 7:29
In this segment, artist Vivek Shraya discusses her relationship with her mother, masculinity, and Toronto Pride. 4:39

Other books by Vivek Shraya

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