This is a remarkably good book. Doshi beautifully achieves one of the central purposes of good literature, which is to shed a unique look at humanity and the multifaceted ways of our lives. I liked Doshi's blend of narrative storytelling, magic realism (only the slightest brush of it) and lyrical writing. For a writer so new in her craft, I was astounded by Doshi's breadth of knowledge and about the sympathetic treatment of her characters. This book didn't keep me up at night; at times I felt as though it meandered. But at the end of the journey, I was glad for having taken it and the meandering too was pleasant.