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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing review ¸ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing ❤ Author Mira Jacob – Da stürzt sich ein Mann von einer Brücke in Seattle und Amina schießt das Foto das berühmt werden wird Doch wie abgeN Indien begann und nun in New Mexiko ihren Lauf nimmt Amina beginnt die Unwägbarkeiten des Lebens The Sleepwalker's PDFEPUB or anzunehmen und sich endlich mit den Geistern ihrer Familie auseinanderzusetze. The author’s note at the end of the book echoes the overarching themes”what it means as an immigrant to make a life in a stolen country”This luminous addictive page turning character driven and first rate storytelling held me in its thrall from beginning to end Yes it had echoes of Jhumpa Lahiri by virtue of evoking the Indian American experience and it also at times echoes Richard Ford’s CANADA as well as Richard Russo John Irving and any number of master storytellers that tell an epic story about family I applaud Mira Jacob’s decade long investment in writing this book as it gave me a few days of unadulterated bliss I didn’t want to say goodbye to the Eapen family when I turned the last page; at times I felt them brushing against my arm cupping my elbow and feeding me samosas and chutneyThe nuclear family here is Thomas Eapen a neurosurgeon Kamala his wife their intellectually gifted son Akhil and their photographer daughter Amina Only Amina was born in America Through most of the novel they live in Albuuerue although Amina as an adult now lives in Seattle and works as an events photographer after leaving the serious business of photojournalism The novel alternates back and forth between the early 80’s and 1998 but the offstage history is woven in seamlessly I don’t want to reveal of the story than is told in the book jacket There’s a lot of discovery that is meant for the reader to unearth And even though a tragedy is revealed early on in a handful of words the narrative keeps you on tenterhooks until you actually get there hundreds of pages laterThis isn’t a book with political polemics or sermons about social justice—but there is a lot of delicious Indian food that made me hungry It’s a domestic drama about a family dealing with love loss adjustment flux sleepwalking and candid photos—a very human drama that is also witty and sharply observed It moves swiftly a charismatic unputdownable tale told with levity and moving intensity Jacob’s prose is astute and intrepid the kind of sentences that get into your blood and is laced with smooth and cinematic dialogueIf I could give this 6 stars I would

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Da stürzt sich ein Mann von Guide to Epub #223 einer Brücke in Seattle und Amina schießt das Foto das berühmt werden wird Doch wie abgebrüht muss man sein in einem solchen Moment auf den Auslöser zu d. Wow what a book and what a colourful characterful familyThis story will stay with me for a long time I'm sureLast pages and other parts of the book brought tears and tears to my eyes could not avoid Beautiful melancholy sad funny tragic loving and highly recommended

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The Sleepwalker's Guide to DancingRücken Amina verzeiht sich das nicht verdingt sich fortan als Hochzeitsfotografin Als ihr Vater sterbenskrank wird muss sie sich ihrer bewegten Vergangenheit stellen einer Geschichte die in den er Jahren i. Rating 35The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is a tale of the Eapen family At the core is Amina the daughter telling her story Her father Thomas is ill and her mother Kamala convinces her to come home We also hear about her brother Akhil The story is told over many years alternating back and forth in time hearing the past and present stories of this family It also switches locales from New Mexico Seattle and India There are many family members and others that make appearances within the bookThomas is a brain surgeon who is having bizarre episodes where he talking to dead relatives Very detailed in depth conversions You hear the stories of these relatives and how they passed but you hear in great detail what is going on with Thomas It is uite the sad story but there is laughter also Kamala is funny calling everyone 'dummy' and just not really getting the American ways or slang When the story of the family from India is told I laughed so hard so many times But there is such sorrow too that at one point I almost criedI did have a few issues with this oneand perhaps this is just showing my age I listened to this one via audio which the author narrates She spoke very fast and it took me some time to get used to it I have a hard time with accents and must focus and it just seemed so fast that I was rewinding uite a bit initially Aminastarted driving me nuts with always answering uestions or statements when talking with others 'WHAT''wait WHAT' Constantly Again showing my age here I also think it could have been trimmed a bit Sometimes it was a bit long and ramblingAnyway a look at one Indian family but not so much Indian culture An interesting story that I'm glad I read I do look forward to books from this author