By Amulya Malladi
A beautiful new novel—full of wit and warmth—from the bestselling writer of The Mango Season.
In fashionable Silicon Valley, Priya has every little thing she needs—a loving husband, a occupation, and a home—but the only factor she wishes such a lot is the kid she’s not able to have. In a Southern Indian village, Asha doesn’t have much—raising youngsters in a tiny hut, she and her husband can slightly hold a tin roof over their heads—but she wishes a greater schooling for her proficient son. careworn through her kinfolk, Asha reluctantly exams into the chuffed moms condo: a child farm the place she will lease her in simple terms asset—her womb—to a childless couple abroad. To the dismay of family and friends, Priya areas her religion in a lady she’s by no means met to make her goals of motherhood come true.
Together, the 2 ladies become aware of the easiest and the worst that India’s emerging surrogacy has to supply, bridging continents and cultures to carry a brand new lifestyles into the world—and renewed wish to one another.
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