Everything Was Good-bye – Gurjinder Basran

This book traces the life of Meena, an Indo-Canadian girl growing up in the Lower Mainland, from teenager to married woman. In between these years, Meena struggles with racism, family conflicts, domestic abuse, but also encounters love and hope. Paramount to the novel is Meena’s dilemma over her own identity as she tries to find a balance between being true to herself, and the pressure to conform to society’s expectations.  She wants to fit in, be accepted, remain loyal to family, culture, and tradition, yet social and other pressures inexplicably and sometimes tragically will not allow this simple wish to be fulfilled.  This is a well-constructed story, the pain and tension often undercut by clever humour, and populated with ordinary, credible people. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next – couldn’t put it down! (submitted by RB)

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Delta author Gurjinder Basran is a graduate of SFU’s Writer’s Studio. She won the Great BC Novel Contest  last year, and is currently shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.

Gurjinder Basran will be appearing at Strawberry Hill Library on Wednesday, April 27 from 7pm-8:30pm. To register , contact Ravi at: rkbasi@surrey.ca or leave a message at 604-598-7411.

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