Bone And BreadBook - 2013
Beena and Sadhana are sisters who share a bond that could only have been shaped by the most unusual of childhoods--and by shared tragedy. Orphaned as teenagers, they have grown up under the exasperated watch of their Sikh uncle, who runs a bagel shop in Montreal's Hasidic community of Mile End. Together, they try to make sense of the rich, confusing brew of values, rituals, and beliefs that form their inheritance. Yet as they grow towards adulthood, their paths begin to diverge. Beena catches the attention of one of the "bagel boys" and finds herself pregnant at sixteen, while Sadhana drives herself to perfectionism and anorexia.
Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, c2013.
Characteristics: 448 p. ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Bone & bread