BookBrowse Reviews The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

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The Space Between Us

A Novel

by Thrity Umrigar

The Space Between Us
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2006, 336 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 2007, 352 pages

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An intimate portrait of a distant yet familiar world set in modern-day India. Great book club choice

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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