Clear Light of Day, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


To the family living in the shabby, dusty house in Delhi, Tara's visit brings a sharp reminder of life outside tradition.

For Bim coping endlessly with their problems, there is a renewal of the old jealousies for, unlike her sister, she has failed to escape.

Looking at both the cruelty and beauty of family life and the harshness of India's modern history, Clear Light of Day brilliantly evokes the painful process of confronting and healing old wounds.


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Written in layers of history, Clear Light of Day is the story of an Indian family coping with love, jealousy, and escape. The layering of the story uncovers the characters wonderfully and I finished the book caring deeply about them all.

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Beautiful, rather tentative exploration of the lives of four siblings growing up in a decaying middle-class district of Old Delhi in the 1940s.

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