A Fractured Life: A Memoir
Abandoned by her parents as a three-year-old, and ultimately leaving her home country India for a new life in America as a young mother of a three-year-old son, this is not only an immigrant's story, but a poignant and powerful memoir that is at first, one of sadness and continuing adversity, but ultimately one of strength, purpose, and the universal triumph of hope. It is a story of dislocation, disruption, and despair, and brings focus to the silencing of girlhood and womanhood and how with time, love, and support we can work our way out of that silence.
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This is one of the great books I read, I could relate to some of the places and events as I spent my first sixteen (16) years in the same city of Cuttack. There are some tragic and sad events, I kind of understand as I am trying to help poor children around the world having worked with Inner City Kids in New York and having received a presidential award I have helped Uganda's children and lately have moved into the Indian space.
There are some graphic details in the book that are depressing but it is very well described and gets the reader engaged. Ms. Samuel has written it incredibly well.