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When we first meet Bhima, she is sharing a thin mattress with Maya, the granddaughter upon whom high hopes and dreams were placed, only to be shattered by an unexpected pregnancy and its disastrous consequences. As time goes on, we learn that Sera and her family have used their power and money time and time again to influence the lives of Bhima and Maya, from caring for Bhima's estranged husband after a workplace accident, to providing the funds for Maya's college education. We also learn that Sera's seemingly privileged life is not as it appears; after enduring years of cruelty under her mother-in-law's roof, she faced physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her husband, pain that only Bhima could see and alleviate. Yet through the triumphs and tragedies, Sera and Bhima always shared a bond that transcended class and race; a bond shared by two women whose fate always seemed to rest in the hands of others, just outside their control.
Told in a series of flashbacks and present day encounters, The Space Between Us gains strength from both plot and prose. A beautiful tale of tragedy and hope, Umrigar's second novel is sure to linger in readers' minds. --Gisele Toueg --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great characters but not a realistic or victorious enough ending for me.Published 2 hours ago by Elizabeth E. Wayne
A beautifully crafted, but difficult-to-read novel, full of vivid and desperate images of life in India. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Sandy Millar
Lets you think about the age old caste system in the new? India sad wished it ended on a uplifting note but not to be.Published 4 days ago by Colette C.
This is an awesome story told by a master writer. The characters are real people with real-life problems and relationships. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Denise C.
I was mad by the time I finished the book because I cannot stand injustice against humanity. I understand that there are different customs in India regarding the upper and lower... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Victoria W. Crawford
Although the characters were very richly drawn, I was left wanting in the outcome of the story. The story was written in a "look back" explanation of how the characters... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Barbara
The ending left us hanging. It gave no hope but maybe that was the the intention exemplified by the title.Published 13 days ago by Alvin Brightbill
This is the story of Bhima, a poor housekeeper of a family who has treated her as family for decades. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Becky