First Darling of the Morning

First Darling of the Morning

Selected Memories of An Indian Childhood

Book - 2008
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This book is the powerful and poignant memoir of bestselling author Thrity Umrigar, tracing the arc of her Bombay childhood and adolescence from her earliest memories to her eventual departure for the United States at age twenty-one. It is an evocative, emotionally charged story of a young life steeped in paradox; of a middle-class Parsi girl attending Catholic school in a predominantly Hindu city; of a guilt-ridden stranger in her own land, an affluent child in a country mired in abysmal poverty. She reveals intimate secrets and offers an unflinching look at family issues once considered unspeakable as she interweaves two fascinating coming-of-age stories:one of a small child, and one of a nation
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2008], c2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780061451614
Characteristics: 294, 18 p. ; 21 cm


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Feb 28, 2018

Very good writing, but occasionally childish or self promotional.

Aug 10, 2011

The book is too sad in many ways talking about the parents stormy marriage/a misfit aunt, sad childhood...


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