Jhumpa’s writing is not only surreal but also very high on the emotional factor. At the same time it isn’t overdone. The emotions are as subtle as the characters. The writing needs to be spoken more about – it is almost like every sentence had to be written or else the novel would be incomplete.
All one can say is that it is only befitting for her to be on the long and short list of the Booker Prize. If there is one book you must read this year, it has to be this one.
Subhash and Udhayan are brothers who were close as children, but begin to grow apart as they grow older. However, despite the fact that they end up living in two different countries across the globe, their lives are still somehow entwined to each other’s.