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VIRTUAL EVENT: Sajni Patel + Jesse Sutanto - THE KNOCKOUT + THE OBSESSION

Sajni Patel Jesse Sutanto Event
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event
Free
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The Knockout Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635830590
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flux - January 26th, 2021

The Obsession Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781728215167
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - February 2nd, 2021

EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Registration for this event is required. You can register using the button above or here
  • We ask that you consider purchasing a copy of THE KNOCKOUT and/or THE OBSESSION to support our virtual programming! Signed, personalized copies of THE KNOCKOUT are available. If you would like your book personalized, please type the name you want it signed to in the comments field at checkout.
  • Digital Doors Open at 6:45PM CDT
  • Event Begins at 7:00PM CDT

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ABOUT THE KNOCKOUT

A rising star in Muay Thai figures out what (and who) is worth fighting for in this #ownvoices YA debut full of heart.

If seventeen-year-old Kareena Thakkar is going to alienate herself from the entire Indian community, she might as well do it gloriously. She’s landed the chance of a lifetime, an invitation to the US Muay Thai Open, which could lead to a spot on the first-ever Olympic team. If only her sport wasn’t seen as something too rough for girls, something she’s afraid to share with anyone outside of her family. Despite pleasing her parents, excelling at school, and making plans to get her family out of debt, Kareena’s never felt quite Indian enough, and her training is only making it worse.

Which is inconvenient, since she’s starting to fall for Amit Patel, who just might be the world’s most perfect Indian. Admitting her feelings for Amit will cost Kareena more than just her pride—she’ll have to face his parents’ disapproval, battle her own insecurities, and remain focused for the big fight. Kareena’s bid for the Olympics could very well make history—if she has the courage to go for it.

ABOUT SAJNI PATEL

Sajni Patel was born in vibrant India and raised in the heart of Texas, surrounded by a lot of delicious food and plenty of diversity. She draws on personal experiences, cultural expectations, and southern flair to create worlds that center around strong Indian women. Once in MMA, she's now all about puppies and rainbows and tortured love stories.

THE OBSESSION

A classic story of boy meets girl, boy stalks girl, girl gets her revenge

Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does. And Logan knows this for a fact, because he spends all of his free time looking through her social media profiles and watching her every move. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called a "romantic." They're meant to be together; he just needs to wait for the perfect moment to sweep her off her feet.

Except, during one of his watching—okay, spying—sessions, he witnesses Delilah kill her abusive stepfather. His sweet, perfect Delilah isn't so perfect after all.

But that's okay, Logan's not unrealistic. Everybody has flaws. And as long as Delilah understands that they're meant to be, everything will be okay. Everything will be totally and utterly perfect. And if she doesn't, well…

ABOUT JESSE SUTANTO

Jesse Sutanto is Indonesian-Chinese and grew up in Jakarta and Singapore before moving to Oxford, England, then to California and now Indonesia. This is her debut novel. Connect with Jesse at jesseqsutanto.com.


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