However, the biggest flaw of this book is that the author didn’t write enough about Nepal, its history, its culture, and its customs. May 29, Angela rated it liked it. Bao Lynk rated it liked it Feb 20, Where I locate my community-my people? And her ageing father did assure her that he was all right in the village, but she might have visited her birth village now and again, just to make sure. I’m sure the writer didn’t intend for this image to come to readers’ mind.

This particular style didn’t help because the writer was merely able to tell the reader that she, the writer–not the protagonist–is disconnected from the setting. Manjushree is not the only writer who has had to resort to having seemingly nameless places. In the course of her narrative, Thapa discovers alienated self in her characters: And, to be fair, my review of that book has to wait until I’m finished reading it. The sex scenes are direct and devoid of pretension, without shades of vulgarity or obscenity. They are spiritually orphaned and alienated. When Luis, an affable half-Latino, comes into her life, she is strongly attracted to him.

Backed by a Father who always blessed her by name of her mother, infuriated with the way she saw her mother dying after younger sister was born, aggrieved with the poverty that seemed eternal and manjusjree by an aversion to stagnant rural life she leaves everything back to reach a better world. She took the flight to Los Angeles.

June 1, at Thanks for telling us about the problem. Manjushree Thapa is a Nepali writer.

Book Review : ‘Seasons of Flight’ by Manjushree Thapa

It’s a revoew book, which describes her sexual life, her bloody-mindedness and her strong need for independence. This makes it clear that parameters of morality are not static in nature and changes as we move across cultures and societies. The more descriptions about life in Deview, the more the reader would understand the difficulty of being an immigrant living in the USA and the final desire not to cut ties with family and native country.


This is the link to my review of Manjushree Thapa’s Seasons of Flight. Didn’t feel like putting the book down even for once. Newer Post Older Post Home. An extraordinary journey meant for progress — that her father always says life is all about.

Yet those languages, especially those mother tongues, cling to them, stuck almost like a second skin that cannot be shed. Would love to read the book, especially because its the story of a woman from South Asia, especially Nepal. Remember me on this computer.

Book Review : ‘Seasons of Flight’ by Manjushree Thapa – Life On The Edge

Her best known b Manjushree Thapa is a Nepali writer. To capture the flighht of rural Nepali life is hard enough in Nepali — to do so in a language foreign to the characters and their milieu would be doubly so. However, things begin to take unpredictable turn form here. Her strength lies in the miniature scale of her aspirations. Glad to have found this book in a hole in the wall type shop in Kathmandu.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And her ageing father did assure her that he was all reeview in ov village, but she might have visited her birth village now and again, just to make sure. Prema tries to buy her freedom despite undergoing Bhabhian hybridity, the mixture of Nepali and American forces.

It was and it was not far, where seasoms came from. The later parts of the book seemed rushed but I liked the ending anyways. She discovers her life has not been progressing but only drifting. No I am from Nepal This site uses cookies.


Even though the writer apparently uses Guatemala to build a comparatory story about the displacement of her lover’s father, it really didn’t make for a compelling comparative narration for her own displacement. September 17, at 2: You want something and you have it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. She is not able to purchase her freedom, pursuing a most unusual career as a kitchen attendant, maid servant, and environment activist.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Notify me of new comments via email. In Nepal, no one would ask me if 1 were Asian American or Asian.

Humanature Journal: Book Review: Seasons of Flight, a Novel by Manjushree Thapa

Thapa has a light touch and maintains an admirable balance between telling a story and making socio-cultural observations. And her manjushdee father did assure her that he clight all right in the village, but she might have visited her birth village now and again, just to make sure.

This book tuapa good to read if you’re: I’m using this example only to contrast her laundry-list details for one setting to lack of the most basic of details–the name–for a setting in Nepal. I’m not saying that all writers have to name all characters in all novels. That puts the book in a very shallow depth.

Dec 17, Jane Wilson-Howarth rated it really liked it. Her inner world, however, is taut with emotion and she turns her face westward with a faint quickening of hope.