This story is set in Mumbai, a city in India and tells the heart renching story of two women and their families. In social status they are at opposite ends of the spectrum, one a slum deweller, the other the wife of a successful businessman but the trials and tribulations they endure emotionally help them relate to each other.
This book touched me in such a way that I could not put it down! As with her other books, the author, Umgrigar deals with weighty issues but her style of storytelling is such that you never feel weighted down. You are moved and keep reading because you want to know how the story plays out. I loved it!