Touching story of a family and a house in old Dehli -the two main female characters are brilliant-
Desai's sparkling portrayal draws forth the history of the split family through Bim's and Tara's reminiscence. The traumatic feeling generated from the events of their childhood is finally smoothed. The sisters forgive themselves and have the opportunity to step out of the trauma and then into a brighter future....Continua
Read an earlier edition of this book. English is superb, and Desai presents a wonderful picture of life in India. Greatly enjoyed!
家（home）是什麼？是有形的屋宇（house），是屋宇之內親長手足的扶持、齟齬，更是親長見背、手足各自有成後，維繫彼此的回憶。Anita Desai寫道：With her inner eye she saw how her own house and its particular history linked and contained her as well as her whole family with all their separate histories and experiences . . . giving them the soil in which to send down their roots, and food to make them grow and spread, reach out to new experiences and new lives, but always drawing from the same soil, the same secret darkness (182)....Continua