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    • The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

    • By: Padma Viswanathan
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2004, almost 20 years after the fatal bombing of Air India Flight 182 from Vancouver, two suspects are - finally - on trial for the crime. Ashwin Rao, an Indian psychologist trained in North America, comes back to do a "study of comparative grief", interviewing people who lost loved ones in the attack. What he neglects to mention is that he, too, had family members who died on the plane. Then, to his delight and fear, he becomes embroiled in the lives of one family that remains unable to escape the undertow of the tragedy.

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    • By Tani C. Langree on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

    • By: Padma Viswanathan
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In 2004, almost 20 years after the fatal bombing of Air India Flight 182 from Vancouver, two suspects are - finally - on trial for the crime. Ashwin Rao, an Indian psychologist trained in North America, comes back to do a "study of comparative grief", interviewing people who lost loved ones in the attack. What he neglects to mention is that he, too, had family members who died on the plane. Then, to his delight and fear, he becomes embroiled in the lives of one family that remains unable to escape the undertow of the tragedy.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Toss of a Lemon

    • By: Padma Viswanathan
    • Narrated by: Farah Bala
    • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sivakami was married at 10, widowed at 18, and left with two children. According to the dictates of her caste, her head is shaved and she puts on widow's whites. From dawn to dusk, she is not allowed to contaminate herself with human touch, not even to comfort her small children. Sivakami dutifully follows custom, except for one defiant act: She moves back to her dead husband's house to raise her children. There, her servant Muchami, a closeted gay man who is bound by a different caste's rules, becomes her public face.

    Regular price: $39.95