The Space Between Us (Paperback)

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This is a story intimately and compassionately toldagainst the sensuous background of everyday life in Bombay. Washington Post Book World Bracingly honest. New York Times Book Review The author of Bombay Time, If Today Be Sweet, andThe Weight of Heaven, Thrity Umrigar is at adept andcompelling in The Space Between Us vividlycapturing the social struggles of modern India in a luminous, addictivelyreadable novel of honor, tradition, class, gender, and family. A portrayal oftwo woman discovering an emotional rapport as they struggle against theconfines of a rigid caste system, Umrigar scaptivating second novel echoes the timeless intensity of ZoraNeale Hurston's Their Eyes Were WatchingGod, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows inBrooklyn, and Barbara Kingsolver's ThePoisonwood Bible a quintessential triumph of modern literary fiction.

About the Author


Thrity Umrigar is the author of five other novels The World We Found, The Weight of Heaven, The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, and Bombay Time and the memoir First Darling of the Morning. An award-winning journalist, she has been a contributor to the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Huffington Post, among other publications. She is the winner of the Nieman Fellowship to Harvard, Cleveland Arts Prize, and Seth Rosenberg Prize, and is the Armington Professor of English at Case-Western Reserve University.

Praise For…


“With humanity and suspense, novelist Thrity Umrigar tackles love, loyalty, injustice - and survival.”
-Marie Claire

“Poignant.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“[Umrigar] displays an impressive talent for conceiving multidimensional, sympathetic characters with life-like emotional quandaries and psychological stumbling blocks.”
-Washington Post Book World, Praise for Bombay Time

“Sadness suffuses this eloquent tale, whose heart-stopping plot twists reveal the ferocity of fate.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“Heartbreaking.... A subtle, elegant analysis of class and power... that quietly roars against tyranny.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Intimately and compassionately told.... Sensuous.... Umrigar’s memorable characters will live on for a long time.”
-Frances Itani, Washington Post Book World

“Umrigar is a perceptive and often piercing writer.”
-New York Times Book Review

“[The Space Between Us] is provocative and disturbing.”
-Boston Globe

“[A] powerful novel.”
-National Post (Canada)

“Umrigar is a highly skilled storyteller...the novel’s plot and depth of characterisation provide irresistible momentum.”
-Time Out New York

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062067890
ISBN-10: 0062067893
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2011
Pages: 321
Language: English
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Classics