To Have and to Heist by Sara Desai EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
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- Authors: Sara Desai
- Language: English
- Genre: Asian American Literature
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There are people who need people, and then there are introverts.
You don’t get to choose that particular personality trait when you’re
born. You’re either the kid who spends recess running around the
playground looking for friends, or you’re the little angel who sits quietly in
the reading corner with a book, lost in another world.
I’m definitely one of the people who need people. Leave me alone for
more than a few hours and I’ll be speed-dialing my way through my contact
list or skulking around the local coffee shop looking for familiar faces. I’m
the person who will ask if the chair is free at your table if you look like you
need a friend, or chat with you in the grocery line and tell you that you’re
lucky you’ve picked this till because Charlotte scans things so fast, a few
items always get missed and you might go home with a free can of beans.
I’ve always admired people who are content with their own company. My
bestie Chloe can go an entire weekend without talking to another human
being if her daughter is away at a sports game or sleeping over with friends.
Actually, that’s not entirely true. I don’t think we’ve gone more than a few
hours without communicating in some form ever since we met on the school
playground in fourth grade. Even in the blackest moments of her favorite
romance books, when all is lost and it seems like the couple will never find
their happily-ever-after, Chloe will always be there for me.
I don’t know what I would have done if she hadn’t answered my call the
day I, Simi Chopra, almost killed a man.
“Oh my God! Chloe!” I held a mirror over the mouth of the naked
octogenarian on the floor to see if he was breathing. People who need people
are adept at multitasking, even if it involves getting emotional support from
your bestie while trying to revive one of your landlady’s many “gentleman
callers.” Not that I begrudged eighty-year-old Rose her extracurricular
activities. She’d kindly rented me her basement suite at a reduced rent in
exchange for helping with chores and keeping her company on her rare
evenings in. Someone in the house had to be getting some good stuff, and it
“What’s wrong?” Chloe’s soothing voice crackled over my phone
speaker. I was due for a phone upgrade, but between rent, loan payments,
therapy, and living expenses, even my entry-level office salary plus a side gig
in a candy store didn’t pay enough to indulge.
“I think I killed someone.”
Chloe didn’t miss a beat. “I’ll grab some bleach and be right over.”
“You’ll be late for work.”
“It’s an IT help desk, babe. We spend most of the day telling people to
turn the computer off and on again. I can easily get someone to cover for
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