The Skinny: If you are a fan of Jhumpa Lahiri’s work, you will certainly enjoy this newest addition to Umrigar’s growing portfolio.
Four college friends reflect on their friendships and lives in The World We Found. The foursome grew up in India and attended college together before getting married, having children, and growing apart. Each woman is examined and the stories of each character are woven together to create a comprehensive look at how decisions have the ability to destroy and repair relationships. Despite years of separation, the women reconnect in light of an illness that claims one of their number as a victim.
Umrigar’s descriptive writing and attention to details are the main highlights of this novel. The stories she created for each of her characters are unique and blend together nicely. Her greatest talent, I believe, is her showing how one event influences a string of decisions, which ultimately impacts the lives of others.
The publisher kindly sent me a copy to review.