Evening Is the Whole Day

Evening Is the Whole Day

eBook - 2008
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When the Rajasekharan family's rubber-plantation servant girl is dismissed for unnamed crimes, it is only the latest in a series of precipitous losses that have shaken six-year-old Aasha's life. In the space of several weeks her grandmother passed away under mysterious circumstances, and Uma, her older sister, left for Columbia University, forever. Aasha is left stranded in a family, and a country, slowly going to pieces. Circling through years of family history to arrive at the moment of Uma's departure, Evening is the Whole Day illuminates in heartbreaking detail one Indian immigrant family's layers of secrets and lies, while exposing the complex underbelly of Malaysia itself. Sweeping in scope, exuberantly lyrical and masterfully constructed, Preeta Samarasan's debut is a mesmerizing and vital achievement, perfect as a reading group selection, and sure to earn her a place alongside Arundhati Roy and Zadie Smith.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008
ISBN: 9781299882942
1299882943
9780547526126
0547526121
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (340 pages)

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vansce
Jul 17, 2013

I tried this once and gave up but I don't want to remove it 'cause I think I should try again sometime.

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jquickmsw
Oct 06, 2011

Spellbinding? So says the publisher. This reader says Te-de-ious. If language were the only criterion, it'd get four stars from me, but it's hard to care about, let alone like, any of these characters, and I had no interest in finding out what their "closely guarded secrets" were. Life is short, the library is large Nancy Pearl); I returned it after trying hard to engage for 75 dense pages.

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