Trail of Broken Wings
Lake Union Press
April 14, 2015
EBook with audio narration
When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she'd fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay. Buried secrets rise to the surface as their father--the victim of humiliating racism and perpetrator of horrible violence--remains unconscious. As his condition worsens, the daughters and their mother wrestle with private hopes for his survival or death, as well as their own demons and buried secrets. Told with forceful honesty, Trail of Broken Wings reveals the burden of shame and secrets, the toxicity of cruelty and aggression, and the exquisite, liberating power of speaking and owning truth.
I got this book wonderfully well written and heartbreaking page turner of a book from Kindle Unlimited adding audible narration to it. As I had this I read it via a combination of reading and listening. This was the first time I had listened to a book ans this book was an ideal book to do it with because it enabled me to hear the correct pronunciation of the characters names as they were Indian Names.
The book told the story of an Indo-American family and the life they had in America particularly the lives of the four women (Mother and 3 daughters) at the hands of the abusive matriarch of the family. The story starts with the return of one of the women from her travels after hearing her father was in a coma, which it turned out was due the actions of the Mother poisoning him slowly with some of his medicine.