About the Book
About the Book
As university students in late 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita and Nishta were inseparable. Spirited and unconventional, they challenged authority and fought for a better world. But much has changed over the past 30 years. Following different paths, the quartet drifted apart, the day-to-day demands of work and family tempering the revolutionary fervor they once shared.
Then comes devastating news: Armaiti, who moved to America, is gravely ill and wants to see the old friends she left behind. For Laleh, reunion is a bittersweet reminder of unfulfilled dreams and unspoken guilt. For Kavita, it is an admission of forbidden passion. For Nishta, it is the promise of freedom from a bitter fundamentalist husband. And for Armaiti, it is an act of acceptance, of letting go on her own terms even if her ex-husband and daughter do not understand her choices.
In the course of their journey to reconnect, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita and Nishta must confront the truths of their lives --- acknowledge long-held regrets, face painful secrets and hidden desires, and reconcile their idealistic past and their compromised present. And they will have to decide what matters most, a choice that may just help them reclaim the extraordinary world they once found.
The World We Found
- Publication Date: January 3, 2012
- Genres: Fiction
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Harper
- ISBN-10: 0061938343
- ISBN-13: 9780061938344