The Family Took Shape
Toronto: Cormorant Books, 2013.
PS8603 .H38 F35 2012
Awards and Honours
2014 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award (Shortlisted)
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
When Mira Acharya’s father dies, the challenges facing her Indo-Canadian family become that much more daunting. Ravi, her autistic older brother, requires special care but longs to be just like other children. Their mother must work full time to keep a roof over their heads and still make time to be a parent to an over-achiever and a developmentally challenged child. As much as Mira loves her mother and brother, she resents the situations in which living with them places her.
It is only when Mira is older that she realizes a truth she has been missing all along: though her family’s experience may be unusual, what holds them together – has always held them together – is universal.