Author: Esther David
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818685200x
Rich in observation and insight and written in a highly individualistic style, this novel is a haunting study of the powerful forces that both unite and divide generations and communities.
Vibrant with the sights, sounds and shifting moods of Ahmedabad, the walled city of the tile, Easter David's perceptive debut novel traces the rigidly circumscribed lives of three generations of women in an extended Jewish family in the city.
The novel unravels the narrator's struggle to reconcile her Jewishness with the exuberance of the alien ethos in which she grows up and to which she is drawn. While she agonizes over life, love and God, rebelling submitting, groping to find her identity and make sense of her relationships, the rhythm of the city slides into discord as tensions smolder and old values crumble.