First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood (Paperback)

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First Darling of the Morning is the powerful and poignant memoir of bestselling author Thrity Umrigar, tracing the arc of her Bombay childhood and adolescence from her earliest memories to her eventual departure for the United States at age twenty-one. It is an evocative, emotionally charged story of a young life steeped in paradox; of a middle-class Parsi girl attending Catholic school in a predominantly Hindu city; of a guilt-ridden stranger in her own land, an affluent child in a country mired in abysmal poverty. She reveals intimate secrets and offers an unflinching look at family issues once considered unspeakable as she interweaves two fascinating coming-of-age stories one of a small child, and one of a nation.

Praise For…


“[Umrigar] has never forgotten her native land, brilliantly rendered in three critically acclaimed novels and now in this latest bracingly honest and bittersweet memoir.”
-Booklist (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061451614
ISBN-10: 0061451614
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 21st, 2008
Pages: 294
Language: English
Series: P.S.