The Americans

The Americans

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Tara, a single Indian woman in her mid-thirties, travels from Chennai to America to look after her teenage niece while her sister Kamala is dealing with her autistic son's treatment and issues at school. But theirs is just one story of many. Expertly woven together, The Americans tells the stories of eleven Indians, whose lives span the country from Louisville to Chicago to Los Angles to Portland, to Boston, all navigating life in a foreign land. And all of their stories connect back to Tara."--Back cover
Publisher: New Delhi : Fourth Estate, 2015
Copyright Date: 2014
ISBN: 9789351369851
9351369854
Characteristics: 287 pages ; 22 cm

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brangwinn
Aug 07, 2015

If I had to use one word to describe this collection of stories it would be unsettling. All but one of the characters is from India, some residing in the US others visiting. Each is character has a separate story with most of them dealing with some sort of conflict, whether it is an autistic child, mental illness, poverty or marital dissatisfaction. The concluding chapters about each were unfinished…bringing no conclusion to the issues, but I imagine that was intended because that is life. (LibraryThing review copy)

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