Evening Is the Whole Day

Evening Is the Whole Day

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When Chellam, the family's rubber-plantation-bred servant girl, is dismissed for unnamed crimes, her banishment is the latest in a series of recent, precipitous losses that have shaken six-year-old Aasha's life. A few short weeks before, Aasha's grandmother Paati passed away under mysterious circumstances and her older sister, Uma, departed for Columbia University--leaving Aasha alone to cope with her mostly absent father, her bitter mother, and her imperturbable older brother. Set in Malaysia, this spellbinding and already internationally acclaimed debut introduces readers to the prosperous Rajasekharan family as its closely guarded secrets are slowly peeled away.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008
ISBN: 9780618874477
Branch Call Number: Fiction Samarasan
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 17, 2013

I tried this once and gave up but I don't want to remove it 'cause I think I should try again sometime.

Oct 06, 2011

Spellbinding? So says the publisher. This reader says Te-de-ious. If language were the only criterion, it'd get four stars from me, but it's hard to care about, let alone like, any of these characters, and I had no interest in finding out what their "closely guarded secrets" were. Life is short, the library is large Nancy Pearl); I returned it after trying hard to engage for 75 dense pages.


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