a great book review from Roopa at Here and There on Medium. Thanks!
This book doesn’t fit neatly into any category. It reads like a memoir, but, has been described as a prime example of creative non-fiction and the lyrical essay. Indeed, the work does defy genres, blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction. It is a collection of carefully crafted mini-stories, or flash fiction in modern parlance, strung together like a pearl necklace — each piece as equally exquisite as the next. Individually, they can stand alone, yet, when taken as a whole, they blend like beautiful voices singing in chorus. It can be read cover to cover or opened randomly at any page. Both options are equally satisfying. Either way, it is one of those books that stays with you long after you’re done beckoning to be re-opened and re-read.