What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

Publisher - Pan Macmillan India
Publication Year - 2016
ISBN-13 - 9789382616948
ISBN-10 - 9382616942
Language - English
Binding - Paperback
Number of Pages - 304 Pages


What Lies Between Us is that novel which captures trauma with fiery intensity. The opening pages show a shadow and evoke an dark tale about a mother whose name is not revealed until the last page. A shocking climax and firing on all cylinders is what Nayomi Munaweera has done.

The narrator of the story is a wealthy girl from village with a alcoholic father and depressive mother. The girl's childhood is spent with Sita and Samson in the hill town of Kandy and she spends much of her time reading British children's books.

The calm and simpleton life is destroyed after the girl is raped and her father dies even her childhood friend Samson dies. Along-with her mother the girl moves to Bay Area in Fremont. At this juncture the book deals with the falsehood of security and how a brown girl tries to fit in among whites and the hipster culture. The book goes on ahead and the narrator girl falls head first and uncontrollably in racial striving. This is where the book goes ahead and becomes dark and heart-wrenching.

Nayomi Munaweera has dealt with woman's trauma and old memories affecting the current reality and violence that comes along in the situations.

The book gives you emotional highs and keeps you thrilling and wanting for more with each and every page.

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