Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Space Between Us

This one by Thrity Umrigar didn't capture me immediately but in no time I was immersed in the lives of the two main characters. Bhima is a domestic servant to the wealthy Sera. Because of social class and, being in India, the caste system, their lives are very different; but because they are women their lives are very much the same. Universal issues of gender and class make this story resonate with all of us. The skillful unveiling of the plot made this tragedy hard to put down. Great for book discussions.


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