Since this is a translated novel and an ARC at that, I am not sure whether my comments about the circular storytelling is even a fair critique so I will reserve for later any discussion about the way new characters were introduced with a backstory that tended to wander before everything reconnected with the main plot. Otherwise, I certainly enjoyed this story and the uniqueness of the perspective about what it means to grow and produce, even what you didn’t intend.
4 stars for this novel and this is one that I hope you read and enjoy as much as I did!
- Title: One Part Woman
- Author: Perumal Murugan
- Original Language: Tamil
- Translator: Aniruddhan Vasudevan
- Pages: 288
Netgalley and the publishers Grove Atlantic Press provided me with an electronic Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review which I tried to share above. I fully recommend this novel, especially for readers who enjoyed Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo, which also explored the social stigma experienced by childless couples and the lengths they might go through to avoid or escape such a fate.
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