Valmiki’s Daughter
Author: Shani Mootoo
Publisher: House of Anansi
Price: $29.95 (Hardcover)

Valmiki and Viveka, a Trinidadian father and daughter, possess opposing worldviews though they share the pain of harbouring secrecy.

They’re largely consumed by the high social standard established by Valmiki’s medical career, philanthropy and aristocratic wife. But daughter Viveka is chomping at the bit for escape from her parents’ constricted lifestyle.

As both parent and child are at critical phases (middle-age and coming-of-age respectively) the secrets they bear become only more painful as they progress toward realization.

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