Adham Saqr Saqr itibaren Dhoke Ajri, Pakistan
Sadece okumayı bitirdim ve hala yüzümde gözyaşları akıyor. Muhtemelen bir süredir okuduğum en iyi kitaplardan biri.
Bu kitap benim için çok kaba oldu, bu yüzden hayal gücüne daha iyi bir ayrıntı okuma hayranı değilseniz, uzak durun!
I had a hard time getting started on this book about a woman dealing with her eccentric, neglectful, self-centered parents, but after the first couple chapters I couldn't stop reading it. The book begins with the author seeing her mom living as a homeless person and her struggle to determine how to find a place for her parents in her life. It is then made up of flashbacks from her childhood. This book reminded me of all the people who continue to be successful despite not having picture-perfect childhoods.
I don't think I've ever found a more unbalanced anthology. One really good story by Asaro, one so-so story by Lacky, and one truly awful story by Lee. That last one was so horrible that I had to force myself to keep reading.
This is one of my favorite books. I have read it over and over again, and I'm not quite sure what it is about it that makes me come back for more, but I just love the story. I love the way that Jhumpa Lahiri ties the stories of characters' lives together and to specific objects (namely, a book of short stories by Gogol), I love her writing, I love the way that I can practically smell the scenes she is describing, so vivid are her words.