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The Weight of Heaven

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The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar
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When Frank and Ellie Benton lose their only child, seven-year-old Benny, to a sudden illness, the perfect life they had built is shattered. Filled with wrenching memories, their Ann Arbor home becomes unbearable, and their marriage founders. Then an unexpected job half a world away in Girbaug, India, offers them an opportunity to start again. But Frank's befriending of Ramesh-a bright, curious boy who quickly becomes the focus of his attentions-will lead the grieving man down an ever-darkening path with stark repercussions. A devastating look at cultural clashes and divides, Thrity Umrigar's The Weight of Heaven is a rare glimpse of a family and a country struggling under pressures beyond their control.

Author Biography

Thrity Umrigar is the author of seven novels Everybody's Son, The Story Hour, The World We Found, The Weight of Heaven, The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, and Bombay Time; a memoir, First Darling of the Morning; and a children's picture book, When I Carried You in My Belly. A former journalist, she was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard and was a finalist for the PEN Beyond Margins Award. A professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, she lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Release date Australia
March 18th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
HarperCollins
Pages
365
Dimensions
157x203x25
ISBN-13
9780061472558
Product ID
3682993

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