Title Profile & Character Information

The World We Found

Annotation
Thrity Umrigar, acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The Weight of Heaven, returns with a breathtaking new novel—a skillfully wrought, emotionally resonant story of four women and the indelible friendship they share. Fans of Jennifer Haigh’s Faith, Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, and Katrina Kittle’s The Kindness of Strangers will be captivated by Umrigar’s The World We Found—a moving story of bottled secrets, unfulfilled dreams, and the acceptance that can still lead to redemption, from a writer whom the New York Times calls “perceptive and often piercing.”


Characters
NameArmaiti
GenderFemale
TraitsEast Indian-American
Divorced
Mother
Terminally ill

NameLaleh
GenderFemale
OccupationHomemaker
TraitsEast Indian
Married
Mother

NameKavita
GenderFemale
OccupationArchitect
TraitsEast Indian
Lesbian

NameNishta
GenderFemale
TraitsEast Indian
Married
Muslim

GenreFiction
Sociological
TopicsDivorced women
Female friendship
Terminal illness
Homecomings
Secrets
Dying requests
Husbands and wives
Muslims
Cultures
Lesbians
Women's lives
Identity
SettingBombay, India
India