At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. People, she knew now, lived wrapped in thought-bodies, which was why they could not understand silence. Even more importantly slight spoiler! The book is fine but the narration makes me angry. Sometimes she had adventures of her own, and found fifteen minutes of Guyanese fame for salvaging an old horse-drawn coach from a funeral parlor, fixing it up, painting it bright blue, and tearing around Georgetown with all her teenage friends. She is willful, and has a goal of becoming a more modern woman than what her father plans to do, which is to marry her off. She was educated in Guyana and England.
I had to keep reading to know what happened! Having said that, Ms Maas has not overdone it; she doesn't fill you with a sense of distaste - she almost makes it feel like a fairy tale narrative when she tells us how little Savitri heals with her touch and talks with the peacock and bows her head down to the king cobra with reverence. In 1971 she set off on a year-long backpacking trip around South America. Mass did an amazing job interweaving them. The characters and the Indian culture burst into life. When her strict, orthodox Hindu father goes one step too far she finally rebels against him. Everything seemed to be either really bad arranged marriage - surely it worked for some people? I think many people can enjoy this book. This belief is aptly When speaking of the book Of Marriageable Age by Sharon Maas it is difficult not to use such words as tapestry, intricate and woven.
This is a very wise book which makes you see your own life in a new way and is an important contribution to literature. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. Her latest book is Sons of Gods -- the Mahabharata Retold, a new version of the magnificent Indian epic. I was near tears when moments of sadness came to be, and I especially love the very relatable character of Saroj. When speaking of the book Of Marriageable Age by Sharon Maas it is difficult not to use such words as tapestry, intricate and woven.
But Ma harbours a deep secret… one that binds these three so disparate lives and hurtles them towards a truth that could destroy their world. I loved the vivid descriptions of India, and it felt like I was experiencing it first hand, especially in Nat and Sav's stories. It paints a fairly interesting landscape with a cast of almost believable characters. It's a beautiful, evocative book that interweaves the stories of different lives over time and continents, with such memorable characters, it's hard to believe that this is a debut novel. And though I guessed most of the novel's 'big secrets' by about page 150 of 525 pages that didn't stop me wanting to read on.
Saroj suffers from her repressive Indian father's strictness, and longs for help from her gentle brother Ganesh and dreamy, spiritual mother - but their support is not enough to stop her rebelling drastically as she grows up. The novel really began to show strain in the final sections, as all the dramatic revelations came out. A rebellious Indian daughter in Guyana plays with Black children leading to an escalating conflict in her family while her father struggles to marry her off quickly. Sharon Maas's debut book is a saga. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I've also not read an Indian book set in Madras; everyone just obsesses with Bombay. Carinya This book made me crazy.
The Story: Of Marriageable Age is the story of three different characters: Savitri, a servant girl growing up in British-ruled India; Nataraj, the son of a small-town doctor in South India; Saroj, a headstrong girl growing up in Guyana. I like this book so far except that there is too much idealization of characters. Saroj, her fire hidden by outward reserve, comes of age in Guyana, South America. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. I think I have already read it Would you try another book written by Sharon Maas or narrated by Anne Flosnik? And when it does, you wish that this already heavy 520-pager book was even bigger. Of Marriageable Age, the title, refers to the other two characters, Nat and Saroj, in particular when a girl turns to a woman, I believe.
Sharon will soon be entering the digital world with the e-publication of Of Marriageable Age through the Women's Fiction publisher Bookouture -- revised, and with a brand new cover. Nataraj, raised as the son of an idealistic doctor in rural South India, finds life in London heady, with girls and grass easily available… until he is summoned back home to face raw reality. This first novel of author Sharon Maas is an extremely moving account of lives moulded, redirected and destroyed by prejudice, cultural boundaries, war and poverty. I could not wait wait to be done with it. I know others have commented it was confusing, but I was able to follow along. I loved this book - a wonderful blend of romance, history and culture.
The book has been awarded with , and many others. When her too-strict, orthodox Hindu father proves to have feet of clay she finally rebels against him. Some of the heavier topics included: rape, incest, arranged marriages, politics, racism, sexual liberation, and magical realism. Nothing short of true literary beauty. One for my favourites list, and I'm definitely planning to read more by this author.
Savitri, intuitive and charismatic, grows up among the servants of a pre-war English household in the Raj. After almost two years in an Indian Ashram she moved to Germany, got an education, got a job, got married, had children, and settled down. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Aldine's sister converts and moves to America to marry, and Aldine follows, hoping to find the life she's meant to lead and the person she's meant to love. Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. I was once again happy and full of joy and love. But Ma harbours a deep secret… one that binds these three so disparate lives and hurtles them towards a truth that could destroy their world.
It is about their journey from young and innocent children to the adults that they mature into. Obviously, this writer mastered the art of slow and gradual character building. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. She has been working on it for 30 years, and only now has decided it's ready to go out into the world. Told as three very separate stories for about two thirds of the book, the three narratives dramatically converge in the final section - though an attentive reader will probably guess quite early on how the stories are related - at least in part. Saroj, her fire hidden by outward reserve, comes of age in Guyana, South America. He was appalled at the gradual disintegration of Hindu traditions, and the spineless capitulation of Indians to the secular spirit which ruled the colony.