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  • The Weight of Heaven
  • Thrity Umrigar
  • English
  • 08 March 2019
  • 9780061472541

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review The Weight of Heaven 103 Ew world for those he lovesWhen Frank and Ellie Benton lose their only child seven year old Benny to a sudden illness the perfect life they had built is shattered Filled with wrenching memories their Ann Arbor home becomes unbearable and their marriage founders But an unexpected job half a world away offers them an opportunity to. A young American Michigan couple Frank and Ellie grieve the loss of their 7 year old child Benny The story focuses on the grieving process individually for Frank and Ellie when losing a child After Benny dies the couple then moves to India when Frank accepts a position there They see it as a form of escape Frank uickly attaches himself to Ramesh the 9 year old child of the poor Prakash and Edna who are locals of India Once Frank begins to overstep his boundaries as friend to father the thriller begins Prakash the father of Ramesh does not agree with the relationship Frank is developing with his son and feels like he is trying to replace him as a father Meanwhile Ellie feels Frank is replacing their passed son Benny but just wants Frank to be happy again However there is a BIG plot twist in the end of this novel in regards to the decisions Frank makes How far will he goThe reader sees the reactions thoughts and struggles through the eyes of the parents who have lost a child I took a star off because of all the bickering and arguing between Frank and Ellie The arguing and fighting was heavy and dating I felt like the story could have endured without each and every single argument To be frank it got oldThe story is not just about the grieving process but also the moral dilemma of globalization through Frank s job His company has caused much pain in the local village At times the locals riot and push for him and the company to leave India The reader also experiences a small taste of the caste system in IndiaThis book is not for young readers or for the faint of heart I say though respectfully that you must be in a strong place mentally to endure the entirety of this novel It notably includes Miscarriage murder abuse suicide alcoholism globalization sex religion and of course death s affect on those left behind Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men relationship Frank is developing with his son and feels like he is trying to Unbridled Unlikely Lovers #1 replace him as a father Meanwhile Ellie feels Frank is Romancing the Werewolf replacing their passed son Benny but just wants Frank to be happy again However there is a BIG plot twist in the end of this novel in How to Do What You Love & Earn What You’re Worth as a Programmer regards to the decisions Frank makes How far will he goThe The Business Romantic reader sees the Victory Over Death reactions thoughts and struggles through the eyes of the parents who have lost a child I took a star off because of all the bickering and arguing between Frank and Ellie The arguing and fighting was heavy and dating I felt like the story could have endured without each and every single argument To be frank it got oldThe story is not just about the grieving process but also the moral dilemma of globalization through Frank s job His company has caused much pain in the local village At times the locals テンカウント 4 riot and push for him and the company to leave India The You Left Early reader also experiences a small taste of the caste system in IndiaThis book is not for young War World: The Battle of Sauron (War World) readers or for the faint of heart I say though Switching Time respectfully that you must be in a strong place mentally to endure the entirety of this novel It notably includes Miscarriage murder abuse suicide alcoholism globalization sex Ready to Die The Story of Biggie Smalls Notorious BIG religion and of course death s affect on those left behind

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review The Weight of Heaven 103 Filled with satisfyingly real characters and glowing with local color The Weight of Heaven is a rare glimpse of a family and a country struggling under pressures beyond their control Umrigar illuminates how slowly we recover from unforgettable loss how easily good intentions can turn evil and how far a person will go to build a n. I am in awe of Thrity Umrigar I enjoyed her previous book The Space Between Us but The Weight of Heaven positively blew me away Even though this book drips with sadness and grief and made me want to throw it against the wall toward the end I still give this one five stars becausewell WOW When I read I like to flip up the bottom corner of pages where there are passages phrases ideas that I like or that impress me in some way or that make me want to talk about them If you look at my copy of this book practically every other page is dogged like this From Ellie s realization of the inanity in saying Have a nice day p 21 to perfectly illustrative phrases like Her hands shook like birds in a rainstorm p 234 The Weight of Heaven makes me wish my book club were talking about this book RIGHT NOWSo what s it about It is the story of an American couple Ellie and Frank whose 7 year old son has died leaving them crippled with grief And the grief oh my god the GRIEF If you read this book do not attempt to read it on your commuter train or you will find yourself fighting tears at 800 am surrounded by strangers Actually I m not sure I could read this if I had kids I don t know if my heart could take it Anyway Frank s company offers him a position managing the company s India office and he and Ellie decide to go Frank s business is complicated than he thought when he took the job with clashing cultural and economic ideas between himself and his counterparts back in America and the impoverished workforce and local residents a situation that makes him hate India and everything about it whereas Ellie finds friendship and fulfillment in volunteering in the community and feels precisely the opposite As all of this is playing out they and particularly Frank take an interest in their housekeepers young son which adds a new layer of cultural and economic tension to their lives and to their marriageThe Weight of Heaven is well written and fascinating and impossible to put down Downright excellent actually PS I forgot two things 1 I think a lot of you will hate the ending and 2 This book reminded me of this one class that I took in college that was supposed to be a contemporary literature class but instead was taught by a dude who should have named it dystopian literature except instead of it being a true dystopia it would be like a marital version of dystopia I m not sure I m making any sense but I thought it might be relevant enough to repeat here

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review The Weight of Heaven 103 Start again Life in Girbaug India holds promise and peril when Frank befriends Ramesh a bright curious boy who uickly becomes the focus of the grieving man's attentions Haunted by memories of his dead son Frank is consumed with making his family right a uest that will lead him down an ever darkening path with stark repercussions. Thrity Umrigar s The Weight of Heaven is a heavy with grief emptiness and struggle The Bentons Ellie and Frank lose their son Benny at age seven from meningococcus Ellie has liberal leanings politically and is a therapist to clients in Ann Arbor Mich while Frank is a proud American business executive with residual issues of abandonment The loss of a child can be daunting for any family and it is clear how grief of this magnitude can slowly rip a family apart And now they were two Benny was gone What was left behind was mockery objects and memories that mocked their earlier smug happiness Benny was gone an airplane lost behind the clouds but he left behind a trail of smoke a mile long Page 2As this American couple struggles with the loss of their son Ellie and Frank embark on a new life in India when Frank is transferred to a new HerbalSolutions factory The distance between them had gaped wide by this point and both hope that the experience will help them repair their relationship and bring them closer to one another However in rural India with its impoverished population Frank and Ellie find that their values change and their current circumstances and grief dictate their reactions to one another their servants the local community and other expatriates Now she was trying to control the sway of her hips trying hard to resist the tug of the pounding drums that were making her lose her inhibitions making her want to dance manically the way she used to in nightclubs when she was in her teens But that was the beauty of the dandiya dance it celebrated the paradoxical joy of movement and restraint of delirium within a structure This was not about individual expression but about community Page 220Readers will be absorbed by the local community and its traditions the struggles of the Benton s servants and the stark beauty of India But what really makes this novel shine is the characters and their evolution from idealistic college students and young parents to a grief stricken and dejected married couple in a foreign nation The tension between Frank and Ellie is personified in the dichotomous views each character reveals to the reader about the Indian community from the lax work environment and labor disputes at Frank s factory to the deep rooted sense of community and communion with nature shown through Ellie s interactions with individuals at a local clinic The Weight of Heaven is than a novel about grief it is about how grief can distort perception and push people to make life changing decisions that can broaden their horizons and transform them forever Umrigar s prose is poetic and full of imagery that paints a vivid picture of India and its rural community and its city life in MumbaiBombay Class differences the struggles of American expatriates grief death and marital woes are explored deftly in this novel and it is clearly one of the best novels of 2010


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