If You Look For Me, I Am Not Here

If You Look For Me I Am Not Here When Malika loses her longed for daughter at birth it is not the only loss in the family the surviving twin a boy loses the love of his mother He grows up needing to be the daughter his mother wants

  • Title: If You Look For Me, I Am Not Here
  • Author: Sarayu Srivatsa
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • If You Look For Me, I Am Not Here

    When Malika loses her longed for daughter at birth, it is not the only loss in the family the surviving twin a boy loses the love of his mother He grows up needing to be the daughter his mother wants This is a moving family portrait, richly coloured by the vibrant culture and landscape of India, where history, religion and gender collide in a family scarred by the pWhen Malika loses her longed for daughter at birth, it is not the only loss in the family the surviving twin a boy loses the love of his mother He grows up needing to be the daughter his mother wants This is a moving family portrait, richly coloured by the vibrant culture and landscape of India, where history, religion and gender collide in a family scarred by the past and struggling with the present.

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    One thought on “If You Look For Me, I Am Not Here

    1. Thepocobookreader

      Set in a newly independent India, If You Look For Me, I Am Not Here tells the beautiful story of a young boy named Siva. Born to a mother who longs for a daughter, Siva, the surviving male twin is rejected by his mother following his sister’s death at birth. Dealing with a fate beyond his control, what unfolds is a stunning story about loss, change, identity and the cyclical nature of history. Siva’s life, much like the newly independent India in which it is set, is subject to brutal externa [...]

    2. Vani Viswanathan

      Was tempted to give up but kept giving the book a chance to redeem itself. I think I picked up this book based on a list on Time, but couldn't personally understand why it would have made the list. None of the characters were fleshed out, they were mostly linear - such that the protagonist and his mother were the weakest characters. The ones in the periphery were much better written. And the author hasn't done a good enough job in authentically creating a freshly independent India - you have peo [...]

    3. Snoakes

      This is an intriguing novel about identity and gender. Told from Siva's viewpoint as he grows from a child to adolescence, it centres on his confusion about who he is - a half-and-half, a twinless twin. Set against this is his mother's grief for the daughter she lost and her subsequent rejection of Siva and the story of George Gibbs - the Englishman who once owned Siva's home Victoria Villas and founded the George Gibbs institute where his Appa works studying malarial mosquitoes. Siva discovers [...]

    4. Harleen

      Lazy writing, uni-dimensional flat characters, shifty scenesI couldn't go past 20% of this book. What I hated the most was the lack of characterization. There is no backstory to the characters, no explanation to their motives. The reader is expected to unquestioningly accept their actions. The concept of the story sounded great on paper, but the story fell flat on its face. Worst part, will not refund my money.

    5. Victoria (Eve's Alexandria)

      Decided to abandon this at the midway point. After a promising beginning it just wasn't doing anything for me. The familial dynamic was dragging and rather clumsy, so that while I wanted to reach the bit about Siva's gender ambiguity I didn't have sufficient confidence in its nuance to push me on.

    6. Aasiyah Sidat

      This week's read harder challenge was a bit of a difficult one:'Read a book published by a micro-press'Cool. I can do that.But what is a micro-press?Continue reading my review at: readsandrecipes/2017

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