The Weight of Heaven

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The Weight of Heaven

By Thrity Umrigar

Harper, Hardcover, 9780061472541, 384pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2009

Description

Powerful. . . . Twisty, brimming with dark humor and keen moral insight, The Weight of Heaven packs a wallop on both a literary and emotional level. . . . Umrigar . . . is a descriptive master. Christian Science Monitor

From Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us, comes The Weight of Heaven. In the rich tradition of the acclaimed works of Indian writers such as Rohinton Mistry, Akhil Sharma, Indra Sinha, and Jhumpa Lahiri, The Weight of Heaven is an emotionally charged story about unexpected death, unhealed wounds, and the price one father will pay to protect himself from pain and loss. Additionally, it offers unique perspectives, both Indian and American, on the fragmented nature of globalized India.



Praise For The Weight of Heaven

“Umrigar beautifully illuminates how human relationships are complicated by cultural, geographical, and class divides.”
-More Magazine

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