The Space Between Us: A Novel

Paperback | February 6, 2007

byThrity Umrigar

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“This is a story intimately and compassionately told against the sensuous background of everyday life in Bombay.”—Washington Post Book World
 
“Bracingly honest.”—New York Times Book Review
 
The author of Bombay Time, If Today Be Sweet, and The Weight of Heaven, Thrity Umrigar is as adept and compelling in The Space Between Us—vividly capturing the social struggles of modern India in a luminous, addictively readable novel of honor, tradition, class, gender, and family. A portrayal of two women discovering an emotional rapport as they struggle against the confines of a rigid caste system, Umrigar’s captivating second novel echoes the timeless intensity of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible—a quintessential triumph of modern literary fiction.

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“This is a story intimately and compassionately told against the sensuous background of everyday life in Bombay.”—Washington Post Book World  “Bracingly honest.”—New York Times Book Review  The author of Bombay Time, If Today Be Sweet, and The Weight of Heaven, Thrity Umrigar is as adept and compelling in The Space Between Us—vividly c...

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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...

Thrity Umrigar is the author of five other novels—The World We Found,The Weight of Heaven,The Space Between Us,If Today Be Sweet, andBombay Time—and the memoirFirst Darling of the Morning. An award-winning journalist, she has been a contributor to theWashington Post,Boston Globe, andHuffington Post, among other publications. She is the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:February 6, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006079156X

ISBN - 13:9780060791568

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“Umrigar is a highly skilled storyteller...the novel’s plot and depth of characterisation provide irresistible momentum.”