The Middleman and Other Stories

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The Middleman and Other Stories (1988) is a collection of short stories by Bharati Mukherjee. Stories from this volume are frequently anthologized, particularly Orbiting, A Wife's Story, and The Middleman. The short story Jasmine would later be developed into the 1989 novel Jasmine.


Story Originally published in
"The Middleman"
"A Wife's Story"
"Loose Ends"
"Fighting for the Rebound"
"The Tenant"
"Danny's Girls"
"Buried Lives"
"The Management of Grief"


  • Selected as a New York Times Book Review notable book of the year.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award.
  • The story The Tenant appeared in The Best American Short Stories 1987.


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