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The Abundance

A Novel

By Amit. Majmudar

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.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780805096583


Format: Book
Author: Majmudar, Amit.
Title: The abundance : a novel / Amit Majmudar.
Publisher Date: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2013.
Subject: East Indian Americans -- Fiction Children of immigrants -- Family relationships -- United States -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780805096583
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Majmudar
Oclc: 796756404
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Bib Id: 419615

Format: Book
Author: Majmudar, Amit.
Title: The abundance : a novel / Amit Majmudar.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2013.
Description: 255 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: East Indian Americans -- Fiction
Subjects: Children of immigrants -- Family relationships -- United States -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2012027368
ISBN: 9780805096583
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Majmudar