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A People's History of Heaven

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A politically driven graffiti artist. A transgender Christian convert. A blind girl who loves to dance. A queer daughter of a hijabi union leader. These are some of the young women who live in a Bangalore slum known as Heaven, young women whom readers will come to love in the moving, atmospheric, and deeply inspiring debut, A People's History of Heaven.

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: March 19th 2019 by Algonquin Books
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    Jan 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
    I finished this book though I considered not doing so. Maybe there were too many characters for a short book. Maybe the best way I can summarize is to suggest lots of characters in an underdeveloped story. I got to know some of the characters like Janaki Ma'am and Banu and Deepa BUT I kept waiting for something to engage me (even as a backstory and there were backstories told). Yes there were some described strong characters but I didn't get to see and feel that strength as much as I would have ...more
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    I received an ARC of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    Good characterization and story line about a desperately poor community.
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