The Way Things Look to Me

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Pan Books, 2009 - Brothers and sisters - 340 pages
15 Reviews

At 23, Asif is less than he wanted to be. His mother’s sudden death forced him back home to look after his youngest sister, Yasmin, and he leads a frustrating life, ruled by her exacting need for routine. Everyone tells Asif that he’s a good boy, but he isn’t so sure. Lila has escaped from home, abandoning Asif to be the sole carer of their difficult sister. Damaged by a childhood of uneven treatment, as Yasmin’s needs always came first, she leads a wayward existence, drifting between jobs and men, obsessed with her looks and certain that her value is only skin deep. And then there is Yasmin, who has no idea of the resentment she has caused. Who sees music in colour and remembers so much that sometimes her head hurts. Who doesn’t feel happy, but who knows that she is special. Who has a devastating plan. THE WAY THINGS LOOK TO ME is an affecting, comically tender portrayal of a family in crisis, caught between duty and love in a tangled relationship both bitter and bittersweet.

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User Review  - Lori Ferguson - Goodreads

An interesting study of siblings and how they affect our lives and vice versa. Read full review

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User Review  - Kumam - Goodreads

a beautiful book about love, relationships, family and most importantly about the sacrifices and efforts that go in the making of all these. Read full review

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