Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780062067890

The Space Between Us: A Novel

Umrigar, Thrity Author

Image Not Available

“This is a story intimately and compassionately toldagainst the sensuous background of everyday life in Bombay.” — Washington Post Book World
 
“Bracingly honest.” —New York Times Book Review

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The Space Between Us, Thrity Umrigar's poignant novel about a wealthy woman and her downtrodden servant, offers a revealing look at class and gender roles in modern day Bombay. Alternatively told through the eyes of Sera, a Parsi widow whose pregnant daughter and son-in-law share her elegant home, and Bhima, the elderly housekeeper who must support her orphaned granddaughter, Umrigar does an admirable job of creating two sympathetic characters whose bond goes far deeper than that of employer and employee.

When we first meet Bhima, she is sharing a thin mattress with Maya, the granddaughter upon whom high hopes and dreams were placed, only to be shattered by an unexpected pregnancy and its disastrous consequences. As time goes on, we learn that Sera and her family have used their power and money time and time again to influence the lives of Bhima and Maya, from caring for Bhima's estranged husband after a workplace accident, to providing the funds for Maya's college education. We also learn that Sera's seemingly privileged life is not as it appears; after enduring years of cruelty under her mother-in-law's roof, she faced physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her husband, pain that only Bhima could see and alleviate. Yet through the triumphs and tragedies, Sera and Bhima always shared a bond that transcended class and race; a bond shared by two women whose fate always seemed to rest in the hands of others, just outside their control.

Told in a series of flashbacks and present day encounters, The Space Between Us gains strength from both plot and prose. A beautiful tale of tragedy and hope, Umrigar's second novel is sure to linger in readers' minds. --Gisele Toueg

From the Back Cover:

Poignant, evocative, and unforgettable, The Space Between Us is an intimate portrait of a distant yet familiar world. Set in modern-day India, it is the story of two compelling and achingly real women: Sera Dubash, an upper-middle-class Parsi housewife whose opulent surroundings hide the shame and disappointment of her abusive marriage, and Bhima, a stoic illiterate hardened by a life of despair and loss, who has worked in the Dubash household for more than twenty years. A powerful and perceptive literary masterwork, author Thrity Umrigar's extraordinary novel demonstrates how the lives of the rich and poor are intrinsically connected yet vastly removed from each other, and how the strong bonds of womanhood are eternally opposed by the divisions of class and culture.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M001RQO

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Umrigar is a perceptive and often piercing writer.". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0062067893

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
Published by PERENNIAL (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PERENNIAL, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780062067890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062067893. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062067893ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(Churchville, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062067893. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062067893ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062067893. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062067893ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 15
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062067893. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062067893ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062067893. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062067893ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062067893

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Umrigar, Thrity Author
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN 10: 0062067893 ISBN 13: 9780062067890
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062067893 Captures the delicate balance of class and gender in contemporary India as witnessed through the lives of two women--Sera Dubash, an upper middle-class housewife, and Bhima, an illiterate domestic hardened by a life of loss and despair. Bookseller Inventory # 13729269

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 14 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book