The Space Between Us (Kobo eBook)
“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.