Eight short stories touching the subject of Bengali families and betweenship. Not caring much about short stories I'm actually quite happily surprised. Especially by the first story, about a woman who feels pressured to invite her seemingly lonely father to live with her and her family; pressured by the customs of their culture. It's realistic and low key, as all of the stories. Most of all, however: it's wonderfully easy to identify with the characters. Particularly as a second generationer.