Bitter Sweets

Sampul Depan
Macmillan, 13 Nov 2007 - 355 halaman
With this spellbinding first novel about the destructive lies three immigrant generations of a Pakistani/Bangladeshi family tell each other, Roopa Farooki adds a fresh new voice to the company of Zadie Smith, Jhumpa Lahiri and Arudhati Roy.Henna Rub is a precocious teenager whose wheeler-dealer father never misses a business opportunity and whose sumptuous Calcutta marriage to wealthy romantic Ricky-Rashid Karim is achieved by an audacious network of lies. Ricky will learn the truth about his seductive bride, but the way is already paved for a future of double lives and deception--family traits that will filter naturally through the generations, forming an instinctive and unspoken tradition. Even as a child, their daughter Shona, herself conceived on a lie and born in a liar's house, finds telling fibs as easy as ABC. But years later, living above a sweatshop in South London's Tooting Bec, it is Shona who is forced to discover unspeakable truths about her loved ones and come to terms with what superficially holds her family together--and also keeps them apart--across geographical, emotional and cultural distance. Roopa Farooki has crafted an intelligent, engrossing and emotionally powerful Indian family saga that will stay with you long after you've read the last page.
 

Apa yang dikatakan orang - Tulis resensi

Penilaian pengguna

5 bintang
2
4 bintang
15
3 bintang
11
2 bintang
3
1 bintang
1

LibraryThing Review

Ulasan Pengguna  - wanderlustlover - LibraryThing

I really wanted to love this book more than I ended up loving this book. It reminded me much of Jhumpa Lahiri’s works (whom I wrote my master thesis on the collective works of), but I found it lacking ... Baca ulasan lengkap

LibraryThing Review

Ulasan Pengguna  - ldybug - LibraryThing

All Georgia sass Savannah Reid and her assistant Tammy Hart get their first case. Along with the all male Detective Coulter who tries not to let his soft side show except for Savannah's cooking and ... Baca ulasan lengkap

Halaman terpilih

Isi

Bagian 1
1
Bagian 2
13
Bagian 3
26
Bagian 4
35
Bagian 5
46
Bagian 6
49
Bagian 7
63
Bagian 8
71
Bagian 21
196
Bagian 22
205
Bagian 23
218
Bagian 24
223
Bagian 25
230
Bagian 26
236
Bagian 27
249
Bagian 28
260

Bagian 9
78
Bagian 10
86
Bagian 11
99
Bagian 12
105
Bagian 13
113
Bagian 14
120
Bagian 15
136
Bagian 16
141
Bagian 17
154
Bagian 18
165
Bagian 19
179
Bagian 20
184
Bagian 29
263
Bagian 30
280
Bagian 31
289
Bagian 32
307
Bagian 33
315
Bagian 34
322
Bagian 35
333
Bagian 36
339
Bagian 37
348
Bagian 38
355
Hak Cipta

Edisi yang lain - Lihat semua

Istilah dan frasa umum

Tentang pengarang (2007)

ROOPA FAROOKI was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and brought up in London.  She graduated from New College, Oxford in 1995 and worked in advertising before writing fiction full time. Roopa now lives in North London and Southwest France with her husband and son.

Informasi bibliografi