It is the nove ’ s central theme that is to be focused upon rather than events in one particular country.
The details put you in a place, put your own feel there on the ground so you see what the characters are living and seeing.
The tory begins in a poor rural community where sugar cane is grown, but there is a severe drought.
She is to live with her cousin already in the ity, care for her uncle ’ s newbor, get a job and find her rother.
The setting shifts from the drought-ridden “ backlands ” in the south to the “ Settlements ”, the shanty town on the outskirts of a very large city in the south.Tension mounts.
Her existence in this new world so utterly foreign, strange and threatening to her is palpably felt.Does Isabel find her brother?
Reading this ook, you feel aloneness and helplessness.
In the rural north hunger and the caprices of weather loom dark, but there at least exists a sense of community.
If readers are made to palpably feel Isabel ’ s situation this might push people to instigate change.
Her reading perfectly captures the atmosphere drawn by the poe ’ s words.This book is not going to fil all readers, but I like it a lot and so give it four stars.
*******************The Piano Tuner 4 starsThe Winter Soldier 4 starsA Far Country 4 starsA related, non-fiction book: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and ope in a Mumbai Undercity 4 stars by Katherine Boo