This is the story about one British family in Calcutta in India. The main characters are Maisy and her mother. Maisy's mother drinks a lot and she is a prostitute who does her work in the same place she lives leaving her daughter vulnerable . As Maisy grows up , the apple does not fall far from the tree, as her love life is almost as traggic and heartbreaking as her mothers . The discriptions of the area they live in , and the oppressive heat and smells made this a book you almost feel . It left me uncomfortable and glad I lived in a country that is cold most of the time . These women are resilient and flawed , they face life head on despite how much it knocks them down , and their strength is admirable . Love , family and friendship is at the centre of this story and you can see how it is that which holds these women up when their life is not going to plan.If you enjoy books with strong female lead characters set in exotic locations around war times then this book is for you.
I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk
This book is going to be published in April 2016 and will be available from Lovereading and all other good bookstores then.
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