Remember this photo?
Yup, that was the book that I was devouring after reading Candace Bushnell's dreary Lipstick Jungle.
The Mango Season was soo much better!
There were witty moments and those that kept me at the edge of the seat!
Basically, Amulya Malladi, the author that is; navigates her way into the labyrinth of Indian social and familial customs that seem to faze the rest of us.
She weaves a beautiful tale where the protagonist of the story (your lead character you might say), becomes displaced in her own country and family after her 7 year absence.
The young Priya Rao (protagonist) has come back to India for a visit (note: VISIT! and not come home!)
She finds herself lost in all the intricacies of her own culture.
She takes centre-stage when her parents set her up for a pelli-chupulu or bride-seeing ceremony.
The thing is...she's already ENGAGED to an American which is a BIG no-no in her society.
And that's where all the conflicts begin.
You thought I was going to give you a run down of what happened.
Go find the book and read it for yourself. Teeheehee.
The book's called The Mango Season by Amulya Malladi.
Available at all NLB libraries!
Enjoy the read!
Next up: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri.