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MY TEMPORARY SON (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Timeri N Murari

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  • Longueur : 203 pages (estimation)
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Two writers map different landscapes of loss and love with poignant and marvelously written memoirs: Joan Didion (Knopf) in The Year of Magical Thinking and Timeri Murari with his tale of losing an adopted child to another family in My Temporary Son (Penguin India). WORLD BOOKS

I was a contented, elderly man, not looking to be immersed in any emotional cauldrons . . . and then, unexpectedly, Bhima came along, skewering all my calculations.

On a hot June evening, Timeri Murari returns home from a game of tennis to find a baby lying on his bed and watching him through beautiful, large, bewildered eyes. ‘He’ll be here a few days,’ his wife, Maureen, tells him. ‘When he’s well, he’ll go back to the orphanage.’ Having played host to other young orphaned house guests before, Tim assumes that once the wound from his recent nine –hour surgery has healed, Bhima will do the same.

But Bhima brings much more to their lives than Tim and Maureen have bargained for. With the unquestioning faith of a child, he surrenders himself to their care, and with his quiet resilience in the face of excruciating physical pain, his mischievous pranks and unusual intelligence, he takes complete possession of their hearts. Before long, Tim, who has never been comfortable with children, finds himself busy learning to be a father and loving every moment.

However, their idyll is short-lived, for Bhima’s destiny lies elsewhere. His adoptive parents are about to arrive in India to meet him, and Tim and Maureen have to confront the harsh reality of handing him over to them. They are tormented by guilt and the agonising doubts about their own decision for Bhima’s future. The day the adopting parents leave with their Bhima is one of grief, for both Bhima and for Maureen and Tim.

Anyone with a child in their life, anyone who has ever longed for a child and anyone, but anyone, who has ever been at the receiving end of a child’s love will find something in this book. For even the most cynical will not be moved by Timeri Murari’s true account of caring for an orphaned and disabled child. Murari’s life took on a new meaning when baby Bhima entered his life. At first it was a nameless pair of deeply troubled eyes, a two-dimensional image from a photograph that was taken in the orphanage to which his parents, also nameless, had surrendered the child. A child who left a profound impression in the precious 11 months during which Murari became his father
My Temporary Son is a thoroughly honest, self-scrutinizing and, in places, brutal narrative. It documents young Bhima’s entrance into a hard world, and the inordinate medical procedures he undergoes, all the while following the author’s growing emotional attachment to his ‘son’.
Murari’s great skill lies in the way he encapsulates his love for baby Bhima, not by wild, gut-wrenching emotive adjectives, but by a pensive and almost introspective examination of his emotions, creating g an altogether different but equally painful type of tragedy.
The book delights and saddens in turn. Murari and his wife provide a firm presence as the baby Bhima suffers and triumphs; there is pain in his surgery, his recovery, his first smile. His joy in discovering rain. This is a tremendously powerful book, and tragic, too, in its way.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 4320 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 203 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Timeri N Murari; Édition : 1 (6 juin 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00D8SFRT0
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Sensative and thoughtful 28 mars 2014
Par SandraC - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Beautifully written account about a kind, merciful medical procedure for a horribly disfigured abandoned child with huge eyes. The child stays with the childless, older couple and, of course, they fall in love with this enchanting child. Feeling they are too old to be his permanent adoptive parents, they work to find him a loving home.

This account is the author's soul in words. The surprise of the depth of love for this innocent boy, the regrets they feel about him leaving their home, their pain, it's all here. I felt I would enjoy knowing these kind people that did so much for a child. Heartfelt story.

Mr. Murari also authored The Taliban Cricket Club, the fictional tale set in Afghanistan and India. I loved that novel and really enjoyed this story. Regretted that a few photos weren't included.
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Not The Taliban Cricket Club 12 octobre 2013
Par Julie Herron - Publié sur Amazon.com
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It was not what I was expecting after the brilliance of The Taliban Cricket Club. It was autobiographical and rather laboured.
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Interesting story, writing needs some work 22 septembre 2013
Par Tami Reichert - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This was a really interesting story about the author's experience with helping to raise a seriously ill child for a portion of his young life. As an older "new father", he struggled with the usual issues of parenting, added to the fact that keeping the child was never a real possibility. But the author fell in love with the little boy and his having to let him go was heart-wrenching.

I have given the book only 3 stars because while the story was compelling and interesting, there were so many mechanical writing errors that it appeared to be an early draft lacking in needed editing. Sometimes sentences lacked proper syntax, sometimes they were a bit simplistic.

I read the wonderful "Taliban Cricket Club" by the same author, which was amazing and flawless. I don't know the timing (which was earlier), but frankly I did expect a bit more from this from a writing standpoint. Nevertheless, I did enjoy reading it.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Wonderful 4 septembre 2013
Par CK - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This book had me in tears. So very sensitive, so kind, and Murari was able to convey the difficulties he had with this situation in a frank and breathtaking way.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 heart wrenchingly beautiful 12 août 2014
Par Amie Mizzi - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Beautiful, moving, tragic and bittersweet all at the same time. I cried, I smiled and my heart broke several times. The pain and the emotions were visceral. An excellent compelling read.
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