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Leave It to Me (Ballantine Reader's Circle) (edition 2011)

by Bharati Mukherjee (Author)

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Jilted by her boyfriend, Debby DiMartino burns down his house. Surprised by her violence, Debby seeks to learn who she really is. Born in India, she was adopted by a couple from Schenectady, New York. Debby discovers her mother was an American hippie who had an affair with an Indian serial killer, whom she subsequently denounced. Next time Debby becomes violent with a man, she knows why. By an Indian-American writer, author of The Holder of the World.… (more)
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Title:Leave It to Me (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Authors:Bharati Mukherjee (Author)
Info:Ballantine Books (2011), Edition: Reprint, 274 pages
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I enjoyed Holder of the World by Mukherjee, but was disappointed with this one. The characters are shallow in thought and description. The author doesn't provide enough detail about any of them for the reader to understand or sympathize with any of their actions. Most of these actions, which would be pretty horrific in the real world, are presented as if they are not unusal to this society-- why??
I would not recommend this. ( )
  JLSmither | Aug 22, 2013 |
This is a strange one. Overall, it was decent, and I mostly enjoyed it, but there were times when it got a bit too rambly and other times when it was just a bit too out there for my taste (okay, that's an understatement ... Loco Larry? Romeo Hawk?).

If you want to read a novel by Bharati Mukherjee, I would recommend Desirable Daughters and Jasmine over this one. ( )
  purplehena | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Jilted by her boyfriend, Debby DiMartino burns down his house. Surprised by her violence, Debby seeks to learn who she really is. Born in India, she was adopted by a couple from Schenectady, New York. Debby discovers her mother was an American hippie who had an affair with an Indian serial killer, whom she subsequently denounced. Next time Debby becomes violent with a man, she knows why. By an Indian-American writer, author of The Holder of the World.

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