|Print List Price:||$16.00|
Save $12.01 (75%)
India Gray: Historical Fiction Boxed Set Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Kindle Feature Spotlight
|Length: 316 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $1.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I am a great fan of Ms. Massey's "Rei Shimura" series, so I began this book with a bit of trepidation: Would her writing style transfer to a new venue? Would her delicate but insightful portrayal of characters remain the same? Could she weave a tale as wonderful as those in the Rei Shimura books? The answer is yes, yes, and YES, even more so.
I found myself drawn in to each Indian character; I have no Indian background, no great knowledge of India other than the history books I have read--and yet I was Indian when I read these short stories. I was thoroughly immersed in the characters. I was no longer myself, but felt myself thinking and reacting as the characters did.
I do not want to describe any plots here, for fear of inadvertently destroying the piquant rhythm of each tale. I have used the word "piquant" before to describe Ms. Massey's writing, and I had to use it again. Her words are as delicate as a china teacup--and as powerful as any words I have read . I'm so glad I read this book!
(Advance Kindle copy provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.)
Of these short stories, my favorite tells of an East Indian ayah, or nanny, working for a British family in India. The occasional departure from nanny in first person narrative to the son in first person lends wonderful perspective.
Thanks to this new to me author, I have a much better understanding of this part of the world and its peoples. I plan to read much more.