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The Space Between Us – by Thrity Umrigar

The Space Between Us is set in India.  In addition to being about the kinds of troubles that only women experience, (a world of difference from what men’s lives are like), it focuses on the lives of three particular women.  Men have more freedom and opportunities than women do.

Sera is a wealthy woman. Bhima is her servant.  Maya is the granddaughter of Bhima.  The book defines the “space between” the lives of women who have servants, and the women who are servants.  It explores the views held in India about the separation of different classes.

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