First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian by Thrity Umrigar

By Thrity Umrigar

First Darling of the Morning is the robust and poignant memoir of bestselling writer Thrity Umrigar, tracing the arc of her Bombay early life and formative years from her earliest stories to her eventual departure for the USA at age twenty-one. it really is an evocative, emotionally charged tale of a tender existence steeped in paradox; of a middle-class Parsi woman attending Catholic tuition in a predominantly Hindu urban; of a guilt-ridden stranger in her personal land, an prosperous baby in a rustic mired in abysmal poverty. She unearths intimate secrets and techniques and gives an unflinching examine family members concerns as soon as thought of unspeakable as she interweaves interesting coming-of-age tales — one in all a small baby, and one in every of a nation.

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