Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Trees of My Youth Grew Tall, by Mimi Mondal

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Not Rated No Speculative Element

(Mainstream) In early 20th-Century India, an old woman and her son are forced out of the forest and try to make a new life in the city. (6,094 words; Time: 20m)

"," by (edited by Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde), appeared in issue 07/16/18, published on .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: It’s an interesting account of poverty and privilege in the last years of the Raj.

Con:  The closest thing it has to a speculative element is that Parmila and Binu are really great at climbing trees, and even that has no impact on the plot.

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