Bombay spices up an overwrought soap opera

{ "b" : "The Space Between Us," , "cite" : "by Thrity Umrigar, Fourth Estate, €21.90."}

11th February, 2006

{ "b" : "The Space Between Us," , "cite" : "by Thrity Umrigar, Fourth Estate, €21.90."}

A story of two women separated by class, Thrity Umrigar’s new novel has a luridly charismatic third character - Bombay. Teeming, stinking, brutal, beautiful - the city is the real star of the book.

Bhima has been Sera Dubash’s servant for many years.

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