THINGS MY MOTHER TOLD ME
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.