The writing is good, but the plot is VERY slow paced and depressing. I found Frank to be an unlikeable character with no integrity. I don't recommend this book.
About married couple from Ann Arbor whose 7 year old son died from an illness. Moved to India for job transfer and husband becomes fixated on 9 year old son of their caretakers. Such a sad ending. I absolutely love-love this author!
A very interesting commentary on social justice and the impact of Western values on Third World countries. Although the circumstances in the book are extremely coincidental, the story line is engaging and has a powerful message.
So far I have enjoyed every book this author has written. She has a great style and even though this book is filled with sadness it gives you a good reminder of living in the present and being thankful for what you have.
I picked up this book because I really enjoyed another book by Umrigar “The Space Between Us”. This book wasn’t quite as good but still a good read. The main characters in this book are an American couple who are suffering from the recent loss of their young son. The husband accepts a position as a facility manager in India with his company. The story covers their new relationships and experiences in this foreign country all the while they are still attempting to come to terms with their son’s death. Some interesting social issues are presented mostly around economic class inequities.
This beautifully written book is a powerhouse of emotion. Even though it is sometimes hard to read because of the sadness, it is well worth it. The plot is compelling and the characters and settings are well developed. It's one of those unforgettable books that I did not want to end.
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