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The Way Things Look to Me

(2009)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Yasmin is special. An autistic teenager with high-performing Aspergers, she has near magical abilities with regard to memory and mathematics but little understanding of how she has affected her older brother and sister, who suffered from emotional neglect as they were never given the time or attention that they also needed. Lila has been competing for attention against her damaged, special little sister for almost as long as she can remember. She attributes almost every bad thing in her life to her sister's existence: her debilitating stress-related eczema, her failing career, and her string of emotionally stunted relationships. Then she finally meets someone who can help her understand that many of her problems, however unpleasant they are, are only skin deep. Asif; older and therefore, supposedly, wiser than his younger sisters is forced to take responsibility for Yasmin when their mother passes away. He can't help thinking, with agonies of guilt, how much easier life would be if she had never been born. He wishes that he was special and gifted like Yasmin, he wishes that he was outrageous and alive like Lila - he wishes he was loved. This is a touching, humorous story of three siblings trying to reconcile with life, their dreams and each other.

Genre: Romance    Get it on Google Play
 
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Hardback Editions

April 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Way Things Look to Me
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-312-57789-3 / 978-0-312-57789-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Way Things Look to Me: A Novel
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-312-57788-5 / 978-0-312-57788-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Way Things Look to Me
Author(s): Farooki Roopa
ISBN: 0-330-47542-8 / 978-0-330-47542-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Way Things Look to Me
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-330-46315-2 / 978-0-330-46315-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Way Things Look to Me
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Way Things Look to Me
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 1-4074-6294-6 / 978-1-4074-6294-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Way Things Look to Me: A Novel
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   



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