A Breath of Fresh Air
Where to begin.
as you read it is as if you are sitting with a person from India and you can hear his/her voice in your head as you read
the tragedy lies in that the Bhopal Gas Tragedy….Happened( no really….it happened, this part of the story is historically accurate!)
this video shows the aftermath
Back to the book,
Through her writing,
Amulya makes it clear that
dysfunctional families are universal
that loving your child so much you would do anything to cure them is also universal
with a rawness I’ve not seen in other books
she deals with life, death, betrayal, and forgiveness.
The story is one
told in different voices
each chapter headed with whose side of the story is being told
Anjali: The divorced/remarried school teacher, mother of a child affected at birth because of the incident at Bhopal
SanDeep: The Second Husband, mild, calm, accepting, the father of the child affected at birth/Bhopal
Prakash: The first husband, undergoes transformation(no plot spoilers so you’ll have to read to find out more about him)
This book transcends boundaries, international, racial, economical.
It is descriptive, and beautiful,