Last vacation review of the trip! This one is out on June 27th in the US – put it on your new release purchase list NOW…..
A thoroughly satisfying social and class satire set in Delhi and New York, “The Windfall” tells the story of a family grappling with newfound wealth and attempting to find their place in their new suburban life. Marriage and parenting adult children are portrayed in such an honest way, and the descriptions of ostentatious expenditures are described with just the right balance of vulnerability and humor.
I loved the dialogue between the Chopra and Jha couples and cheered for Rupak as he attempted to figure out his true identity and path in life. My favorite character in the whole book, though, was Mrs. Ray – her quest for happiness as a young widow is so touching and authentic.
I highly recommend this new title from Diksha Basu to anyone looking for a witty and smart commentary on class and culture in India and the US.
Thanks to Net Galley for the digital review copy – all opinions are my own.