February 17, 2013

The Abundance

cover image of The Abundance
Amit Majmudar

Two Indian-American siblings struggle with their mother's terminal diagnosis in Majmudar's (Partitions, 2011) gracefully written novel. When Mala and Ronak learn that their mother only has a few months to live, they are reluctantly pulled back into the midwestern world of their Indian immigrant parents. In the short time between diagnosis and deterioration, Mala sets about learning everything she can about her mother's art of Indian cooking. But when Ronak hits upon the idea of selling their experience as a book and TV documentary, the divide in the family widens. Deeply moving.