The Weight Of Heaven: A Novel by Thrity UmrigarThe Weight Of Heaven: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar

The Weight Of Heaven: A Novel

byThrity Umrigar

Paperback | April 14, 2009 | Large Print

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“Powerful. . . . Twisty, brimming with dark humor and keen moral insight, The Weight of Heaven packs a wallop on both a literary and emotional level. . . . Umrigar . . . is a descriptive master.” — Christian Science Monitor

From Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us, comes The Weight of Heaven. In the rich tradition of the acclaimed works of Indian writers such as Rohinton Mistry, Akhil Sharma, Indra Sinha, and Jhumpa Lahiri, The Weight of Heaven is an emotionally charged story about unexpected death, unhealed wounds, and the price one father will pay to protect himself from pain and loss. Additionally, it offers unique perspectives, both Indian and American, on the fragmented nature of globalized India.

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...
Title:The Weight Of Heaven: A NovelFormat:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:544 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.24 inPublished:April 14, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061719994

ISBN - 13:9780061719998

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“Umrigar beautifully illuminates how human relationships are complicated by cultural, geographical, and class divides.”