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Historical | Multicultural
The Chandaria family—emigrants from the Indian-enclave of
Nairobi—have managed to flourish in America. Premchand, the
father, is a doctor who has worked doggedly to grow his
practice and give his family security; his wife, Urmila,
runs a business importing artisanal Kenyan crafts; and their
son, Sunil, after quitting the pre-med track, has gotten
accepted to a PhD program in philosophy at Harvard.
parents have kept a very important secret from Sunil: his
cousin, Bimal, is actually his older brother. And when this
previously hidden history is revealed by an unforeseen
accident, and the entire family is forced to return to
Nairobi, Sunil reveals his own well-kept, explosive secret:
his Jewish-American girlfriend, who has accompanied him to
Kenya, is, in fact, already his wife.
generations and three continents, The Limits of the
World illuminates the vast mosaic of cultural divisions
and ethical considerations that shape the ways in which we
judge one another’s actions. A dazzling debut novel—written
with rare empathy and insight—it is a powerful depiction of
how we prevent ourselves, unwittingly and otherwise, from
understanding the people we are closest to.
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