Amina reluctantly leaves her job and home in Seattle to return home after her mother’s panicked message. Kamala says that Amina’s father, brain surgeon, Thomas Eapen has been talking to dead relatives like they were guests stopping by for a visit. Amina believes her father’s strange behavior is the result the of a trip the family took to India 20 years before. Thomas will not elaborate, Amina has found bizarre things buried in her mother’s garden and professional caregivers look askance at Thomas. Amina realizes she will have to help her father – and the rest of her family – face their past if Thomas is to ever recover.
A blowout of a novel about family secrets, honor and old world beliefs. This book is so beautifully written, so absorbing, so very good that I am encouraging everyone I know to read it