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The Abundance

A Novel
Majmudar, Amit (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Pulled back into the Midwestern world of their Indian immigrant parents when their mother is taken ill, Mala sets about learning everything she can about her mother's art of Indian cooking, while her brother Ronak tries to sell their experience as a book and a TV documentary, furthering the cultural divide. 25,000 first printing,

McMillan Palgrave
A luminous, bittersweet novel of India and the American midwest, immigrants and their first-generation children, and the power of cooking to bridge the gulfs between them
When Mala and Ronak learn that their mother has only a few months to live, they are reluctantly pulled back into the midwestern world of their Indian immigrant parents--a diaspora of prosperous doctors and engineers who have successfully managed to keep faith with the old world while claiming the prizes of the new. More successfully than their children--equally ill at ease with Holi and Christmas, bhaji and barbecue, they are mysteries to their parents and themselves.
In the short time between diagnosis and deterioration, Mala sets about learning everything she can about her mother's art of Indian cooking. Perfecting the naan and the raita, the two confront their deepest divisions and failures and learn to speak as well as cook. But when Ronak hits upon the idea of selling their experience as a book and a TV documentary, India and America, immigrant and native-born are torn as never before.
With grace, acuity, and wry compassion, Amit Majmudar has written anew the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations in The Abundance.


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Pulled back into the world of their Indian immigrant parents when their mother is taken ill, Mala sets about learning her mother's art of Indian cooking, while her brother Ronak tries to sell their experience as a book and a TV documentary.

Authors: Majmudar, Amit
Statement of Responsibility: Amit Majmudar
Title: The abundance
a novel
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject Headings: East Indian Americans Fiction Children of immigrants Family relationships United States Fiction
Topical Term: East Indian Americans
Children of immigrants
LCCN: 2012027368
ISBN: 9780805096583
0805096582
Branch Call Number: FIC M
Research Call Number: JFD 13-2744
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Jun 25, 2013
  • Jane60201 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Kind of lightweight for a serious subject.

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