From the book jacket: Poignant, evocative, and unforgettable, The
Space Between Us is an intimate portrait of a distant yet familiar world.
Set in modern-day India, it is the story of two compelling and achingly real
women: Sera Dubash, an upper-middle-class Parsi housewife whose opulent
surroundings hide the shame and disappointment of her abusive marriage, and
Bhima, a stoic illiterate hardened by a life of despair and loss, who has worked
in the Dubash household for more than twenty years. A powerful and perceptive
literary masterwork, author Thrity Umrigar's extraordinary novel demonstrates
how the lives of the rich and poor are intrinsically connected yet vastly
removed from each other, and how the strong bonds of womanhood are eternally
opposed by the divisions of class and culture.
Comment: Even today, almost every middle-class Indian home employs one or ...
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