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																The Space Between Us by  Thrity UMRIGAR
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			 - 2007
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The Space Between Us

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The Space Between Us

by UMRIGAR, Thrity

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  • paperback
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ISBN 10
006079156X
ISBN 13
9780060791568
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New York: Harper Perennial. Very Good+. 2007. Softcover. 006079156X . A signed softcover copy of Thrity Umrigar's novel, which is set in modern India and is the story of two women. Sera, a wealthy woman who is in an abusive marriage; the other is Bhima, an illiterate servant in the first's household. Signed by author on title page. Includes additional material at rear of volume. --- In stiff wraps with integral flaps. --- An excellent copy: clean and bright but with prior owner's sticker to inside of front cover; "autographed copy" sticker to front panel.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (10), 321, 16 pages; Signed by Author .

Synopsis

Each morning, Bhima, a domestic servant in contemporary Bombay, leaves her own small shanty in the slums to tend to another woman's house. In Sera Dubash's home, Bhima scrubs the floors of a house in which she remains an outsider. She cleans furniture she is not permitted to sit on. She washes glasses from which she is not allowed to drink. Yet despite being separated from each other by blood and class, she and Sera find themselves bound by gender and shared life experiences.Sera is an upper-middle-class Parsi housewife whose opulent surroundings hide the shame and disappointment of her abusive marriage. A widow, she devotes herself to her family, spending much of her time caring for her pregnant daughter, Dinaz, a kindhearted, educated professional, and her charming and successful son-in-law, Viraf.Bhima, a stoic illiterate hardened by a life of despair and loss, has worked in the Dubash household for more than twenty years. Cursed by fate, she sacrifices all for her beautiful, headstrong granddaughter, Maya, a university student whose education —paid for by Sera —will enable them to escape the slums. But when an unwed Maya becomes pregnant by a man whose identity she refuses to reveal, Bhima's dreams of a better life for her granddaughter, as well as for herself, may be shattered forever.Poignant and compelling, evocative and unforgettable, The Space Between Us is an intimate portrait of a distant yet familiar world. Set in modern-day India and witnessed through two compelling and achingly real women, the novel shows how the lives of the rich and the poor are intrinsically connected yet vastly removed from each other, and vividly captures how the bonds of womanhood are pitted against the divisions of class and culture.

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bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
84927
Title
The Space Between Us
Author
UMRIGAR, Thrity
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
006079156X
ISBN 13
9780060791568
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2007
Keywords
006079156X

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