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The Weight of Heaven is a great read. It is the story about an American couple who faces the unimaginable tragedy of losing a child under one parent's watch. The subsequent blame game, resentment, collapse of the bond they shared and ultimately putting their marriage on the line. In order to save themselves, they take up India. Along with her comes its corruption, pollution, unions, strikes, unique brand of racism, new friends and a dangerous obsession with their help's son. 

I really like the way Umrigar writes... her capture of the state of mind of a broken parent, a rejected spouse, a betrayer friend.
The story has a strong ending but I felt that this was the part of the book that was rushed and not completely written out. Either ways, it was an amazing read.

Read more about The Weight of Heaven on Goodreads here

 



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