Friday, September 18, 2009
Stuff On My Head Part 1
The first in my new feauture, I bring you ...the book I'm currently reading, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. About 60 or so pages into it, very good so far. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo, I was kind of pressuring Oldest to take the photo quickly, as the book kept slipping. There is no way I would have passed finishing school. I have no grace and zero balance.
Summary from Amazon: In 1975, in an unidentified Indian city, Mrs Dina Dalal, a financially pressed Parsi widow in her early 40s sets up a sweatshop of sorts in her ramshackle apartment. Determined to remain financially independent and to avoid a second marriage, she takes in a boarder and two Hindu tailors to sew dresses for an export company. As the four share their stories, then meals, then living space, human kinship prevails and the four become a kind of family, despite the lines of caste, class and religion. When tragedy strikes, their cherished, newfound stability is threatened, and each character must face a difficult choice in trying to salvage their relationships.
What's your favourite thing to put on your head? What would you like to see put on mine?