The Subtweet

The Subtweet

Everyone talks about falling in love, but falling in friendship can be just as captivating. When Neela Devaki’s song is covered by internet-famous artist Rukmini, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins. But as Rukmini’s star rises and Neela’s stagnates, jealousy and self-doubt creep in. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes, one career is destroyed, and the two women find themselves at the center of an internet firestorm.

Celebrated multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya’s second novel is a stirring examination of making art in the modern era, a love letter to brown women, an authentic glimpse into the music industry, and a nuanced exploration of the promise and peril of being seen.

Title:The Subtweet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781770415256
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    The Subtweet Reviews

  • Michael

    A fast-paced satirical novel charting the rise and fall of a friendship between two South Asian singers, whose careers become inextricably linked through social media. The surreal plot takes several s...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

    I've been putting off reviewing this book because I feel like my words are inadequate in face of what an incredible piece of art it is and how thought-provoking and readable it was. Neela and Rukkini ...

  • Jesse bowtiesandbooks

    Subtweet is an energetic novel surrounding two brown musicians (Neela and Rukmini), illustrating how they come together, their eventual close friendship, and ultimate falling out over a twitter feud....

  • Jason

    This novel surpassed my already high expectations. I loved it, I didn't want it to end, I miss it now....

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I loved this read that starts with one musician covering the song of another, and how that leads to a friendship until one becomes much more famous than the other. It's about friendship and cultural a...

  • Ameema Saeed

    Predictably, I fell in love with this book in just a few pages. Sharp, thoughtful, complex, and truly wonderful - this book is a work of art.Vivek captures the complexities of (brown) women’s friend...

  • The Artisan Geek

    12/12/19A huge thank you to ECW for gifting me a copy of this book!! I love a good book about friendship - can't wait! :DYou can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website...

  • Shealea

    * I received a digital ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest review.🌻 My links: Blog | Instagram | Twitter...

  • Amber

    I am kind of expecting this to create very polarized reviews... full review hopefully to come closer to release date. ...

  • Shafiya M? (Yon Nyan)

    The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya is an #OwnVoices South Asian-Canadian contemporary novel about two uniquely separate musicians that formulate a friendship after one of them performs a cover of the other...