The Mango Season

The Mango Season

Amulya Malladi

From the acclaimed writer of A Breath of unpolluted Air, this gorgeous novel takes us to trendy India throughout the peak of the summer’s mango season. warmth, ardour, and controversy explode as a girl is compelled to make a decision among romance and tradition.

Every younger Indian leaving the place of origin for the USA is given the subsequent orders via their mom and dad: Don’t devour any cow (It’s nonetheless sacred!), don’t exit an excessive amount of, store (and shop, and retailer) your cash, and most vital, do not marry a foreigner. Priya Rao left India while she used to be twenty to check within the united states, and she’s by no means been again. Now, seven years later, she’s out of excuses. She has to come back and provides her kinfolk the inside track: She’s engaged to Nick Collins, a sort, loving American guy. It’s going to wreck their hearts.

Returning to India is an overpowering event for Priya. whilst she was once turning out to be up, summer time was once all approximately mangoes—ripe, candy mangoes, bursting with juices that dripped down your chin, arms, and neck. yet after years away, she sweats as though she’s by no means been via an Indian summer season prior to. every little thing appears dirtier than she remembered. And issues that used to appear usual (a buffalo jogging down a newly laid asphalt street, for instance) now consider completely chaotic.

But Priya’s kinfolk stay an identical. Her mom and dad insist that it’s time they prepared her marriage to a “nice Indian boy.” Her talks of not anything but marriage—particularly the wedding of her uncle Anand, which nonetheless has them reeling. not just did Anand marry a lady from one other Indian country, yet he additionally married for romance. Happiness and love aren't the purpose of her grandparents’ or her mom and dad’ union. In her family’s rule ebook, responsibility is on the most sensible of the list.

Just as Priya starts to believe she can’t probably inform her kinfolk that she’s engaged to an American, a key's published that leaves her shocked and off-balance. Now she is compelled to choose from the affection of her relations and Nick, the affection of her life.

As sharp and intoxicating as sugarcane juice received clean from a industry cart, The Mango Season is a pleasant journey into the guts and soul of either modern India and a lady at the fringe of a profound existence switch.

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