Weight of Heaven

By: Umrigar, Thrity

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When Frank and Ellie Benton lose their only child, seven-year-old Benny, to a sudden illness, the perfect life they had built is shattered. Filled with wrenching memories, their Ann Arbor home becomes unbearable, and their marriage founders. But an unexpected job half a world away offers them an opportunity to start again. Life in Girbaug, India, holds promise--and peril--when Frank befriends Ramesh, a bright, curious boy who quickly becomes the focus of the grieving man's attentions. Haunted by memories of his dead son, Frank is consumed with making his family right--a quest that will lead him down an ever-darkening path with stark repercussions.

Filled with satisfyingly real characters and glowing with local color, The Weight of Heaven is a rare glimpse of a family and a country struggling under pressures beyond their control. In a devastating look at cultural clashes and divides, Umrigar illuminates how slowly we recover from unforgettable loss, how easily good intentions can turn evil, and how far a person will go to build a new world for those he loves.

Title: Weight of Heaven

Author Name: Umrigar, Thrity

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: Advance Reading Copy

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins: 2009

ISBN Number: 0061472549

ISBN Number 13: 9780061472541

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 7008

Description: New York: Harpercollins, 2009. Advance Reading Copy. Fine. 365 pp. Advance Reader's Edition, softcover with french-fold. ISBN for the ARC is 9780061725951, signed by Thrity Umrigar on the title page.