Review: The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

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New Review! This time, it’s not a graphic novel. It’s a regular book with no pictures even! O_0

This time, I reviewed Thrity Umrigar‘s The World We Found. Umrigar teaches Creative Writing at Case Western University and has written six books so far. The World We Found was just released. I’ve never read any of her other books, so if any of you have- let me know which ones you liked best.

 

Below is an excerpt and click here for the full review.

In late 1970, Armaiti, Nishta, Laleh and Kavita were best friends in college. They were rebellious, free spirited young women with a taste for political activism. Fast forward thirty years and they have all drifted apart. Laleh and Nishta marry their college sweethearts, Armaiti moves to America and marries an American, while Kavita, a successful architect, is a closeted lesbian. Once inseparable, they now live lives dominated not by political activism, but by the more urgent and delicate responsibilities of marriage, family and work. Yet Armaiti notes in her internal dialogue, “The four years of college now seemed to have gone by too quickly. There was no real explanation for why she had not stayed in closer touch after leaving for the US. Unless it was this: coming to America itself was a kind of defeat — the inaudible admission that their days as young radicals had drawn to a close.”

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