No one’s conscience escapes unscathed from war, not even a loving mother and shelterer of freedom fighters. I found Rehana’s story hard to get into at first, and I recommend other readers brief themselves on Bangladesh’s fight for liberation before digging in. With a little patience I did grow to care about Rehana, her son and daughter, and her various friends and neighbors.
The copy I read says in it “For sale and distribution in Bangladesh only.” Perhaps the HarperCollins edition provides a little background and helps ignorant Americans with the vocabulary.
CATS: no kitties