(From the publisher):
From the publisher
Growing up in India, Kamini often found herself struggling to be noticed: noticed by her beloved, storytelling father, whose position as a railway officer took him away from home for long stretches of time; and noticed by her distant, distracted mother, Saroja, whose biting remarks earned her the nickname Tamarind Woman — and whose frequent disappearances while her husband was away led to whispers of dalliances and affairs.
Now Kamini is grown, living in Canada in a sort of self-imposed exile from her eccentric family and all the turmoil they represent. After her father’s death, her mother embarks upon a solo journey across India by train — because what is the use of a lifetime railway pass if she doesn’t use it? The trip brings the past rushing back for Saroja and Kamini — as both are forced to confront their dreams, disappointments, and long-guarded secrets.
Original title: Tamarind Woman
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction