The Resource The house of hidden mothers, Meera Syal

The house of hidden mothers, Meera Syal

Label
The house of hidden mothers
Title
The house of hidden mothers
Statement of responsibility
Meera Syal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Shyama, a forty-eight-year-old London divorcée, already has an unruly teenage daughter, but that doesn't stop her and her younger lover, Toby, from wanting a child together. Their relationship may look like a cliché, but despite the news from her doctor that she no longer has any viable eggs, Shyama's not ready to give up on their dream of having a baby. So they decide to find an Indian surrogate to carry their child, which is how they meet Mala, a young woman trapped in an oppressive marriage in a small Indian town from which she's desperate to escape. But as the pregnancy progresses, they discover that their simple arrangement may be far more complicated than it seems.In The House of Hidden Mothers, Meera Syal, an acclaimed British actress and accomplished novelist, takes on the timely but underexplored issue of India's booming surrogacy industry. Western couples pay a young woman to have their child and then fly home with a baby, an easy narrative that ignores the complex emotions involved in carrying a child. Syal turns this phenomenon into a compelling, thoughtful novel already hailed in the UK as "rumbustious, confrontational and ultimately heartbreaking. Turn[s] the standard British-Asian displacement narrative on its head" (The Guardian). Compulsively readable and with a winning voice, The House of Hidden Mothers deftly explores subjects of age, class, and the divide between East and West"--
  • "A novel about a forty-eight-year-old woman, Shyama, whose decision to use a surrogate mother from India in order to have a child with her younger boyfriend causes her life to intersect with Mala's, a young girl trapped in an oppressive marriage in a rural village in India who dreams of escape"--
Storyline
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Character
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  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10492483
Cataloging source
DLC
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Syal, Meera
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.S975
LC item number
H68 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surrogate mothers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Middle-aged women
  • Children of immigrants
  • Surrogate motherhood
  • North-South relations
  • Family relationships
  • Married women
  • Women
  • Culture shock
  • Poverty
  • India
Label
The house of hidden mothers, Meera Syal
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015039002
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780374172978
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015039002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The house of hidden mothers, Meera Syal
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015039002
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780374172978
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015039002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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