Reviews

  • A courageous novel written in spare, gleaming sentences. It made me hold my breath and gather it up again

    Tishani Doshi, author of 'Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods'
  • Avni Doshi quietly, cleanly, slices through the heart... Impeccably insightful, carved from love, rage, and grief, here all embellishment is discarded, all artifice shorn - motherhood, family, memory, language - to reveal something devastating about our relationships, with ourselves and with those closest to us

    Janice Pariat, author of 'The Nine-Chambered Heart'
  • Beautifully grotesque, vivid, unexpected. Doshi knows her characters so intimately I felt I could reach out and touch the skin they're in

    Diksha Basu, author of 'The Windfall'
  • A masterclass. Crisp, engaging, perfectly tragic in the way that families often tend to be... Doshi writes sharply, in no-nonsense prose, not a single sentence in the book can be omitted... Avni Doshi is a force to watch out for in the literary world

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  • A disturbing tale of memory and forgetfulness, questioning the relevance and the authenticity of both

    Indian Express