Secret Daughter: A Novel

  • 356 pages
  • English
  • Hardcover
Secret Daughter: A Novel

⊋ Free Hardcover Read [ ᥘ Secret Daughter: A Novel ] ⊧ Ebook By Shilpi Somaya Gowda ⋭ Gowda s debut novel opens in a small Indian village with a young woman giving birth to a baby girl The father intends to kill the baby the fate of her sister born before her but the mother, Kavita, has her spirited away to a Mumbai orphanage Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Somer, a doctor who can t bear children, is persuaded by her Indian husband, Krishnan, to adopt a child from India Somer reluctantly agrees and they go to India where they coincidentally adopt Kavita s daughter, Asha Somer is overwhelmed by the unfamiliar country and concerned that the child will only bond with her husband because Asha and Krishnan will look alike, they will have their ancestry in common Kavita, still mourning her baby girl, gives birth to a son Asha grows up in California, feeling isolated from her heritage until at college she finds a way to visit her birth country Gowda s subject matter is compelling, but the shifting points of view weaken the story Mar Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.In her engaging debut, Gowda weaves together two compelling stories In India in 1984, destitute Kavita secretly carries her newborn daughter to an orphanage, knowing her husband, Jasu, would do away with the baby just as he had with their firstborn daughter In their social stratum, girls are considered worthless because they cant perform physical labor, and their dowries are exorbitant That same year in San Francisco, two doctors, Somer and Krishnan, she from San Diego, he from Bombay, suffer their second miscarriage and consider adoption They adopt Asha, a 10 month old Indian girl from a Bombay orphanage Yes, its Kavitas daughter In alternating chapters, Gowda traces Ashas life in Americaher struggle being a minority, despite living a charmed life, and Kavita and Jasus hardships, including several years spent in Dharavi, Bombays now Mumbais infamous 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