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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 trap. This is a read that at times is uite magnificent It is a story that attempts to blow the doors off the myth that is traditional Indian life a story of Indian life love and surrogacyThere are two women at the heart of this story Shyama is in her mid 40s a divorced single parent a business woman with bright red streaks in her hair and a new lover Toby who is white and 10 years younger than her As you can imagine there have been times when she has not been afraid to go against the traditional view of how an Indian woman should behave Yet at heart she still feels the ties to India and her family with her parents living at the end of the gardenMala is a young village girl living in poverty At the start of the read she considers herself lucky to have an indoor tap in her home However when her husband comes to her with a plan to earn some money she soon realises that the means to transform her life forever are within her graspI really liked the way the author told this story about surrogacy in India I didn t realise before I read this book that India is the surrogacy capital of the world and I imagine that not many people realise that unless they have a specific need to know it As with other issues in the story the author weaves all the background information into the story in a very natural way I felt I was learning without being info dumped uponIt is a story that really hammers home a message about the way in which women can be treated in India with the brutality violence and rapes including the murder of unwanted female babies There are some uite shocking moments here In addition there are the two subplots to do with Shayama s parents and their long running legal battle to claim back possession of their flat in Delhi as well as that to do with Tara Shyama s daughter There were the odd moments when I felt that these subplots took away from the main thrust of the book just a little bit but taken globally they do add to the whole feel of the story and it would be less of a read without themThe characters are really well created With the story moving uite slowly at first with the introductions I really felt that I was getting to know them They felt very real and believable I was thinking about them when I wasn t reading about them In all it really is a wonderful read which at times will make you smile will shock you but will certainly keep you reading to find out what happens Many thanks to the publisher for the review copy A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates 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 Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) on their dream Zenith 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 trap. 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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 Turns the standard British Asian displacement narrative on its head The GuardianCompulsively readable and with a winning voice The House of Hidden Mothers deftly explores subjects of age class and the divide between East and We. I was interested in reading largely because the author features on the TV show Loose Women and she is such a strong character fighting for what is right that I thought the book would have to be good I wasn t disappointed Even though the plot ending was predictable even without my bad habit of reading the ending early in the novel it didn t actually matter as it was the characterisation that made the book so interesting We follow the lives of mother and daughter Shyama and Tara and trace what happens when Shyama decides to have another child by surrogate Mala from a poor Indian villiage with Shyama s much younger toy boy partner Along the way we learn loads about how surrogacy works and get great insights into Indian family politics and the tensions of living in one country but arguably belonging to another The images and writing style were really lovely There was just one section in the middle that I felt a bit too drawn out but overall a wonderful read Divan Of Rudaki on its head The GuardianCompulsively readable and with a winning voice The House Choice Stories for Children of Hidden Mothers deftly explores subjects Öbür Divan of age class and the divide between East and We. I was interested in reading largely because the author features Summary of Homo Deus on the TV show Loose Women and she is such a strong character fighting for what is right that I thought the book would have to be good I wasn t disappointed Even though the plot ending was predictable even without my bad habit Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of reading the ending early in the novel it didn t actually matter as it was the characterisation that made the book so interesting We follow the lives The Teams Milking Cow of mother and daughter Shyama and Tara and trace what happens when Shyama decides to have another child by surrogate Mala from a poor Indian villiage with Shyama s much younger toy boy partner Along the way we learn loads about how surrogacy works and get great insights into Indian family politics and the tensions A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates of living in Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) one country but arguably belonging to another The images and writing style were really lovely There was just Zenith one section in the middle that I felt a bit too drawn A Pale Light in the Black out but

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Ped 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 complicated than it seemsIn 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. This is a tale of two very different women living in two very different societies In East London successful businesswoman Shyama has fallen for a younger man They want a child but she is now too old In India surrogacy is a booming business with life changing payments for village women with few if any other prospect of bettering themselves It s a very engaging fiction about the lives of women and the essential vileness of men at least that s the central message I came away with Very few males it s mainly the fathers possess much honesty decency or kindness Almost all the younger specimens even the best of them are cheats and liars The worst are rapists even murderers Few seem to have much genuine respect for womenIt s not entirely one sided plenty of the women are hard to like too I grew to loathe the surrogate Mala with her calculated self conscious simple village ways and ingratiating grace She is a remarkably cleverly constructed character All of her motives and actions are so well hidden I was sorry for her at first as I was meant to be Such an intelligent ambitious girl marooned by birth in a prison of arranged marriage and traditional values and expectations trapped in a rural village with no hope of escape from a future of hard work exploitation and childbearing But almost from the start from the moment Shyama takes her to the Mall she proves herself an adept little schemer I am certain she had everything planned from the moment she set her husband up as a wife beater Calculating manipulative and utterly Machiavellian I disliked her intensely By contrast she made the protagonist Shyama the obvious cipher for the author even likeable than she was clearly intended to be The House of Hidden Mothers is too long terribly over written in parts with long unnecessary digressions into Indian politics and the immigrant experience It is also predictable it was very apparent to me what would transpire in almost every storyline especially the last and the biggest But despite all that it was always very readable always entertaining I always wanted to know what was about to occur even though I had already guessed All the characters even the least of them are memorable and very well drawn I particularly enjoyed Shyama s beauty salon colleagues and patrons and scheming devious Uncle Yogi and snobbish Auntie Neelum Tara s a bit of a pill but teenagers usually are and she was perfectly portrayed So much of the story is told by conjecture little is laid out in black and white Syal tends to skirt over points of plot and leave much to the imagination It s an original way to tell a tale and one I enjoyed having to read between the lines and think about it it And perhaps surprisingly considering the author is best known for her comedy this is not a light or easy read Dark themes abound there are some very nasty characters and the end is no comfort It left me than a little bit angry and with an aching sadness that there are no truly happy endings or tidy conclusions Hawk's Passion 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 complicated than it seemsIn The House Girls of Brackenhill of Hidden Mothers Meera Syal an acclaimed British actress and accomplished novelist takes A Beautiful Dark on the timely but underexplored issue After We Fell of India's booming surrogacy industry Western couples pay a young woman to have their child and then fly home with a. 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10 thoughts on “The House of Hidden Mothers

  1. says:

    The title of this book should have been Bad Things Happen Because they do one after another Shyama is a forty something divorcee trying for a baby with her younger and whiter boyfriend Toby With biology no longer on her side

  2. says:

    This is a read that at times is uite magnificent It is a story that attempts to blow the doors off the myth that is “traditional Indian life” a story of Indian life love and surrogacyThere are two women at the heart of this story Shyama is in her mid 40s a divorced single parent a business woman with bright red streaks in her hair and a new lover Toby who is white and 10 years younger than her As you can

  3. says:

    Very decent writing marred by a ridiculous twist and a reference to a historical event that couldn't have been out of place and jarring

  4. says:

    For my full review see here read and loved Anita and Me earlier this year I was intrigued to see her third novel was being released and then doubly excited to receive a review copy from Netgalley Meera Syal is one of those all round amazing

  5. says:

    I LOVED this book The writing is beautiful and the story emotional funny engaging and heart rending Especially loved Prem and Sita

  6. says:

    This is a tale of two very different women living in two very different societies In East London successful businesswoman Shyama has fallen for a younger man They want a child but she is now too old In India surrogacy is a booming business with life changing payments for village women with few if any other prospect of bettering themselves It's a very engaging fiction about the lives of women and the essential v

  7. says:

    45 starsIt had begin with companies moving their call centres towards the rising sun so what was wrong with outsou

  8. says:

    I was interested in reading largely because the author features on the TV show Loose Women and she is such a strong character fighting for what is right that I thought the book would have to be good I wasn't disappointed Even though

  9. says:

    Reading this so soon after Amulya Malladi's A House for Happy Mothers it's hard not to compare the two While I loved the mother in Malladi's book the mother in this book was insufferable not the surrogates but the mothers paying the surrogates

  10. says:

    I would love to give this book a much lower rating simply because it made me SO angry particularly the ending But the writing was lovely the characters felt real and the story while difficult was worth reading

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