The Space Between Us (Paperback)

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"This is a story intimately and compassionately toldagainst 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 at adept andcompelling in The Space Between Us--vividlycapturing the social struggles of modern India in a luminous, addictivelyreadable novel of honor, tradition, class, gender, and family. A portrayal oftwo woman discovering an emotional rapport as they struggle against theconfines of a rigid caste system, Umrigar'scaptivating second novel echoes the timeless intensity of ZoraNeale Hurston's Their Eyes Were WatchingGod, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows inBrooklyn, and Barbara Kingsolver's ThePoisonwood Bible--a quintessential triumph of modern literary fiction.

Praise For…


“With humanity and suspense, novelist Thrity Umrigar tackles love, loyalty, injustice - and survival.”
-Marie Claire

“Poignant.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“[Umrigar] displays an impressive talent for conceiving multidimensional, sympathetic characters with life-like emotional quandaries and psychological stumbling blocks.”
-Washington Post Book World, Praise for Bombay Time

“Sadness suffuses this eloquent tale, whose heart-stopping plot twists reveal the ferocity of fate.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“Heartbreaking.... A subtle, elegant analysis of class and power... that quietly roars against tyranny.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Intimately and compassionately told.... Sensuous.... Umrigar’s memorable characters will live on for a long time.”
-Frances Itani, Washington Post Book World

“Umrigar is a perceptive and often piercing writer.”
-New York Times Book Review

“[The Space Between Us] is provocative and disturbing.”
-Boston Globe

“[A] powerful novel.”
-National Post (Canada)

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062067890
ISBN-10: 0062067893
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2011
Pages: 321
Language: English
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Classics