|Plot Summary of The Unknown Errors Of Our Lives|
|"The Unknown Errors of Our Lives by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Paperback 267pp, US $13. This book is a collection of nine stories, all exploring the in-between space occupied by first-generation immigrants. These set of stories mostly have characters born in India and then migrating to the United States. The inevitable clash -- of the two cultures, of the two belief systems and of the two very different philosophies is what Divakaruni exploits to great effect in these stories. Almost all of them are written in first person (or close third) and thus give the reader a feeling of having known these characters intimately. Ms. Divakaruni, who herself was born in India and now resides in San Francisco, knows both the worlds well and is careful not to take sides. Her great skill in crafting these stories, and in being a great storyteller is what makes these stories memorable and a pleasure to read.
R Prasad, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Unknown Errors Of Our Lives|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- Indian (Ghandi, not Sitting Bull)
- immigrant story
- family young v. old guard
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American American
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Indian Indian
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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