Synopsis: 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.
Quick Take: Think, The Joy Luck Club, but set in India, and instead of mother-daughter relationships, this book tackles the differences between two women, not only in the socio-economical aspect, but also how that aspect has affected their personalities and outlook in life. I like how the book explored gender and class issues, and also enlightening the reader about the cultures being practiced in another country. It’s really a good read; I found myself having a hard time putting the book down once I got started. Although there are some flaws, it lies within the characters, and not with the story nor the writing style. I recommend it to you so you will understand, and appreciate on your own. I promise your time will be worth it.
Rating: 3/5 stars