THINGS MY MOTHER TOLD ME

Fairlady - - SHORE LINES - TANYA ATAPATTU Liesl Robert­son

Don’t let the ti­tle fool you – An­jali’s mom isn’t the type to share nuggets of wis­dom. It’s re­ally more along the lines of ‘I never trusted that white boy’ (An­jali’s boyfriend of 10 years cheated on her) and ‘Who will marry you now that you’re nearly 30?’

Newly sin­gle, An­jali em­barks on a se­ries of flings while pon­der­ing her next move. She loves work­ing at the flower shop with her friend Clara, but after 10 years it might be time for a change. And, after a trip back home to Sri Lanka to see the rest of her ex­tended fam­ily, she also be­gins to re­alise that she’s been keep­ing her mom and her sis­ter, Shan­thi, at arm’s length. A warm, funny story about fam­ily and the cul­tural di­vides be­tween im­mi­grant par­ents and their chil­dren.

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