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That Was

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Orphaned at six with no memory of what happened to her family, Kavya was raised in the bustling city of Bombay by her uncle and aunt. In fleeting moments, like her time in Bangalore with spirited teenager Malli or her summers in Kyoto with budding architect Yasunari and his ageing grandparents, the truth of her traumatic past is revealed.

With an eclectic cast of characters
Paperback, First, 208 pages
Published October 12th 2021 by Platypus Press
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Emma Hardy
Oct 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely poignant and beautiful read. Incredibly thought provoking.
A really rich group of characters, and some take centre stage more than others. A great use of change in location too, bringing a different dynamic.
The prose is stunning.
Mar 11, 2022 rated it really liked it
Really lovely little tale of finding and losing oneself again and again, and the relationships we learn to lean on when we lose our sense of home
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