This novel uses different characters and episodes to look at modern India, in particular people leaving their birthplace to seek a better life elsewhere, both within and outside India. Cleverly constructed (with the episodes and characters often overlapping), brilliant prose and deeply affecting. Often very sad, the one part I found almost too much was the tale of a dancing bear, even though there are other sad events affecting human beings. This means either a) I am some sort of flawed personality that cannot feel pity for human beings, only furry animals and/or b) I am typically British.
This novel was a recommendation from a book blogger/vlogger/booktuber I follow, Eric of the Lonesome Reader. He recommends great books. 📚📖How do you chose what books to read? Reviews, blogs, word of mouth? Or do you judge a book by its cover? Do you binge on one author? Are you a purist that has to read a series of novels in the right order? Please tell, fascinated to hear how you decide what to read next!📕📗📘📙 Swipe left for scarf view, the little man in white is Rakesh Sharma the first Indian astronaut.
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