Inheritance – Balli Kaur Jaswal (40% Discount)


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Fifteen-year-old Amrit disappears from her house in the middle of the night and returns a different person. Over the next two decades, her actions haunt the lives of her Sikh family in Singapore. When Narain, her brother, leaves his new life in America to take care of her, he must find his place again in a country and a community that will not accept him for who he is. Gurdev, the eldest brother, raises his three daughters with fear and caution over what they might become. And Harbeer, whose wife has left him, is the unyielding patriarch who must reconcile his pride and learn to cope with his own demons.

Balli Kaur Jaiswal’s award-winning first novel is a tender yet powerful portrayal of mental illness. It is also a poignant yet unsparing portrait of a family struggling to preserve tradition in the face of an ever-changing nation.

About the Author

Born in Singapore and raised in Japan, Russia and the Philippines, Jaswal studied creative writing in the United States. She has received writing fellowships from the University of East and Nanyang Technological University, and was named Best Young Australian Novelist of 2014 by the Sydney Morning Herald for her novel Inheritance. Her second novel, Sugarbread, was shortlisted for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize and the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize, while Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick in 2018. Her fourth novel, The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters, was published in 2019.