My rating: 4 of 5 stars
True to the review printed in the book, "This is why you read fiction at all".
More than the journey of a girl rediscovering her birthplace, away from her place of rebirth or perceived rebirth ( post her adoption),it is the little things that give life to the very pages of the book- the aroma of the ginger and clove tea, the sage in sunglasses by the sea,the man watering a rootless plant with unfailing dedication, the braids of her hair, the gold earrings, the chatter of the old ladies and their will to live life in spite of the turbulence in their lives, no matter what situation they find themselves in.
It is about living life, not by closing every page of the past but by seeking reference from it in order to understand the present well. :)
Thank you Anuradha Roy, for breathing life into an otherwise "lesser" mortal.
- Divya Nambiar
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