Serena Nanda is a cultural anthropologist and professor emeritus at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. One of her major interests is the cultural contexts of murder mysteries and she is a co-author of two crime novels, The Gift of a Bride: A Tale of Anthropology, Matrimony and Murder and Assisted Dying: An Ethnographic Murder Mystery on Florida's Gold Coast.
She has published many books, articles and film reviews on gender variance including Neither Man nor Woman: the Hijras of India and Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations.
A born and bred New Yorker, Nanda has also co-authored a New York guide book. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Reviewed by Serena Nanda and Joan Young. Holden Caulfield, the dreamy, precocious protagonist of J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, was terrified by the ...
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