The Space Between Us
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“This is a story intimately and compassionately told against the sensuous background of everyday life in Bombay.”—Washington Post Book World
“Bracingly honest.”—New York Times Book Review
The author of Bombay Time, If Today Be Sweet, and The Weight of Heaven, Thrity Umrigar is as adept and compelling in The Space Between Us—vividly capturing the social struggles of modern India in a luminous, addictively readable novel of honor, tradition, class, gender, and family. A portrayal of two women discovering an emotional rapport as they struggle against the confines of a rigid caste system, Umrigar’s captivating second novel echoes the timeless intensity of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible—a quintessential triumph of modern literary fiction.
From Publishers Weekly
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A truly phenomenal book
An absolutely amazing read! Umrigar truly captures the essence of gender and caste in India.
One of my all time favorites
When I picked this book off the table at B&N little did I know how much it would make me think.
Having grown up in India in the '60s and '70s, this book brings back a lot of memories.
Very well written - a welcome addition to any discerning iBook library.