Amrita, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


An actress dies in shocking circumstances. She leaves behind an unconventional extended family of three who embark on a journey through grief and suffering, memories lost and gained, forbidden romance, redemption and recovery, and a confrontation with spirits on a remote Pacific island.




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I haven't read a lot of Yoshimoto's work - just Kitchen before this - but I found myself enthralled with this book. At first I found it odd. There was little sense of direction and I couldn't seem to fall in step with the book. After I managed to accept this lack of focus as okay, I began to really love this book. Maybe it's because I'm going through my own mini-existential crisis right now, maybe it's something else. Who knows? Regardless, this is one I'll return to.

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