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The Space Between Us

(2005)
(The first book in the Bhima series)
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In this beautifully crafted novel about the interlinked lives of two women, Thrity Umrigar explores the complex relationships between the classes in India, rarely addressed in contemporary fiction. 'Bhima is real. She worked in the house I grew up in, year after year, a shadow flitting around our middle-class home, her thin brown hands cleaning furniture she was not allowed to sit on, cooking food she was not allowed to share at the family dining table, dusting the stereo that mainly played American rock and roll, music that was alien and unfamiliar to her, that only reminded her of her nebulous presence in our home, our world, our lives.' - Thrity Umrigar. Set in contemporary Bombay, "The Space Between" tells the story of Sera Dubash, an upper-middle-class Parsi housewife and Bhima, the woman who works as a domestic servant in her home. Despite their class differences, the two women are bound by the bonds of gender and shared life experiences - both had marriages that started out with great romantic love and promise, but ended up as crushing disappointments. Ultimately, Sera Dubash faces a decision that will force her to choose between loyalty to gender and friendship or loyalty to her social position and class.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 0-00-721232-1 / 978-0-00-721232-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Space Between Us: A Novel
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 0-06-079155-1 / 978-0-06-079155-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Space Between Us: A Novel
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 0-06-256464-1 / 978-0-06-256464-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2015 : Canada Paperback

Title: Space Between Us, The
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 1-4434-4990-3 / 978-1-4434-4990-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 0-00-721233-X / 978-0-00-721233-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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July 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 1-4434-0676-7 / 978-1-4434-0676-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Canada
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Space Between Us: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 0-06-206789-3 / 978-0-06-206789-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 0-06-112124-X / 978-0-06-112124-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: WmMorrow
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 0-06-079156-X / 978-0-06-079156-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 0-00-722544-X / 978-0-00-722544-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2006 : Paperback
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Title: Space Between Us, The
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 8172236395 / 978-8172236397
Publisher: India Today Group
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2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 0-7394-6986-X / 978-0-7394-6986-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row - Perennial
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2006 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 1-84648-089-2 / 978-1-84648-089-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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2002 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Space Between Us
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
ISBN: 1-84648-107-4 / 978-1-84648-107-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Space Between Us: A Novel
Author(s): Thrity Umrigar
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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