"Beautifully composed, but a journey into the past more notable for the travel than the destination. (Tamarind Woman is Montreal-based Badami's first novel; for her second, the prizewinning The Hero's Walk, see p. 199.)"
An evocation of the past in luminous prose doesn't quite save a thin story about a sharp-tongued mother and a homesick daughter who find understanding and redemption though continents apart.
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