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A sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends—one struggling to survive the human slave trade and the other on a mission to save her—two girls whose lives converge only to change one fateful night in 1993.
“The truth remains quiet inside us,floundering like a battered bird,desperately wanting to spread its wings and fly away.
~ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~
The Colour of our Sky is a profound story about the concept of the caste system in India, of how much that system decides the road people’s lives take.
Mukta was born into a lower caste, one in which the women dedicate their lives to becoming prostitutes for their goddess. When Tara’s family takes her from there, the two girls become more closely intertwined than either could ever have guessed.
Until Mukta is kidnapped in the middle of the night, and Tara just watches.
Within each character is complexity, no one is just ‘good’ or ‘bad’, there is a deep shame, determination, and love. Tara grew up in a middle-class home in India, is continuously reflecting the different ideologies she grew up with. Tara, in a moment of emotional difficulty, makes a decision that will haunt her well into adulthood–until she realises she can’t rest until she makes things right.
It’s beautiful and terrifying at the same time. A novel that will continue to make you think for a long, long time.