This is the Day: a novel
A misfit tourist finds purpose in the epic tales of India’s androgynous gods.
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In one drunken misstep off a Baltic cruise ship, Justin Bennett’s dullsville life is changed forever. Renouncing social media, he bids adieu and ghosts his former existence. With newfound freedom and plenty of cash reserve, his odyssey begins with meeting Dasha, a suicidal gender-defiant androgyne, who is intent on finding an elusive third gender commune in India.
In New Delhi, things are complicated when he loses track of Dasha, falls for a bearded motorcycle dude named Rakesh and has a dangerous altercation with Aishwarya, a tough-talking prostitute who will do anything to escape the misery of centuries old hijra tradition.