I don’t usually write about books before I’ve finished reading them but I’m so very excited about this book that I can’t possibly wait.
I like everything about it. The language is so rich and the descriptions are beautiful. Desai has such a clever way of bringing in background information, moving between different periods smoothly while giving the reader information needed to undertand the complexity of this region, high up in the Indian Himalayas, and the forces influencing the lives of the people there. The area has known a great deal of strife. It also presents us with the struggles of characters who have immigrated from the region.
Certainly a historical novel but different from other ones I’ve read.
Can I get a note so I can stay home from school tomorrow and continue reading?