She attempted suicide to escape her life, but now wishes to lose herself in India and start again alone. The chaos brought on by the earthquake reminds him of his experiences at war.
Her traditional parents who she thought were happily married till one day her father calls her to tell her he would like to divorce her mother.
They listen attentively during the storytelling. She has reluctantly agreed to visit them in Kolkata, India and is therefore at the visa office. In American she and her husband move from city to city until finally she sold all her jewelry and bought a departmental store.
When for political reasons it was dangerous to be Chinese in India, Jiang left India and settled in the United States with a man of Chinese descent. There he met Naina the spoilt daughter of a very rich man. After becoming increasingly unhappy with his marriage, he begins an affair. She moves to Hyderabad and from there gets the job at the Indian Consulate in America.
Uma Sinha has been waiting for hours, but seems no closer to her goal. Cameron clearly knows how to handle himself and how the group should behave in a dangerous situation.
Uma is living with her boyfriend Ramon, a scientist at the university who has not been invited along on the trip. Someone says its the aurora and in their haze they believe so. She started playing the flute.
There she has to attend to the richest lady in town. But they realize the next day that it was a chemical factory that had had an explosion. Now he is on his way to India and hopes Farah will accept the new him. To bring unity to the group and to keep them from harming each other, Uma suggests that they each take turns telling stories from their own lives.
A younger Muslim man refuses to listen to Cameron and insists on attempting to open the door. When an earthquake rips through the afternoon lull, trapping these nine characters together, their focus first jolts to their collective struggle to survive.
As someone from the group attempts to open a stuck door, Cameron stops him, warning that the building is now unstable and this could cause further damage. Mangalam and his mistress and, as a result, he has been sent to work at this post at the Indian consulate.
When the final tale ends, the fate of the group is still unknown, but they wait patiently to see what will happen next. At first his authority is questioned by Tariq, a young Muslim in the group.
She is ignored by the Indian lady at the visa desk and is very rudely asked to wait. Rescue was close at hand.
Cameron finds an orphanage in India and sponsors a child called Seva. The office begins to flood. Cameron is journeying to India to meet a girl he has sponsored at an orphanage.One Amazing Thing is a novel by award-winning novelist and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It was first published in the USA in Voice by Hyperion and later published in Hamish Hamilton by Penguin Books India /5(3).
"One Amazing Thing collapses the walls dividing characters and cultures; what endures is a chorus of voices in one single room." - Jhumpa Lahiri, author of Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake "I was up very late.
One Amazing Thing is a novel by award-winning novelist and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It was first published in the United States in Voice by Hyperion and later published in Hamish Hamilton by Penguin Books India Pages: (Paperback).
One Amazing Thing Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Hyperion/ Everywoman's Voice pp. ISBN Summary Late afternoon sun sneaks through the windows of a passport and visa office in an unnamed American city.
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Detailed plot synopsis reviews of One Amazing Thing A group of nine people are stuck in the visa office of the Indian Consulate in an American city after a massive earthquake.
As they wait to be rescued or die they each share one amazing thing about their life.Download