The Space Between Us: A Novel by Thrity UmrigarThe Space Between Us: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar

The Space Between Us: A Novel

byThrity Umrigar

Paperback | October 11, 2016

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The national bestselling novel—from the author of Bombay Time, If Today Be Sweet, and The Weight of Heaven—vividly captures the social struggles of modern India in a luminous, addictively readable novel of honor, tradition, class, gender, and family—now available in a limited Olive Edition.

“Umrigar is a skilled storyteller, and her memorable characters will live on for a long time.”—Washington Post Book World

Set in modern-day India, The Space Between Us 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.

Poignant, evocative, and unforgettable, The Space Between Us is an intimate portrait of a distant yet familiar world.

Thrity Umrigar is an Indian-American writer, who was born in Mumbai. She received her Bachelors of Science from Bombay University. She immigrated to the United States when she was 21.She then went on to earn her M.A. From Ohio State and her Phd from Kent State University. She is a journalist and the author of the novels Bombay Time, Th...
Title:The Space Between Us: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 7.12 × 4.5 × 0.96 inShipping dimensions:7.12 × 4.5 × 0.96 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062564641

ISBN - 13:9780062564641


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insightful Great description of the struggles individuals face due to caste, class and genders in India. Loved how the author explored our everyday struggles of standing up for oneself or biting your tongue!
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Recently read this and the sequel and LOVE this author! Her style is fantastic and it's a great read! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Lovely story, however I wish the transitions between stories (and flash backs) were more clear.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from yes Very pleased with this read
Date published: 2017-09-08

Editorial Reviews

"Umrigar is a highly skilled storyteller...the novel's plot and depth of characterisation provide irresistible momentum."