A man steps onto Air India 182 and disappears forever, changing the course of many lives.
A young woman has a confusing relationship with her ex (i.e. they are still attracted to each other like magnets even though he has a new girlfriend), so decides to flee to Mexico to work at an All-Inclusive resort. While she’s there, she starts experimenting with her sexuality; having one-night stands with married couples who are there as tourists. She thinks she is being discreet, but a formal complaint is made.
A father has just discovered that he has a daughter and starts searching for her. It takes him years. (This is, in my opinion, the best part of the book, especially because of the way it’s done).
A woman has never known her father and wonders where he is and if she will ever meet him.
Explores themes of identity, death, grief, and the afterlife. There’s a lot of cultural diversity without drawing attention to the fact that there’s a lot of cultural diversity. It also seems to be attempting to break down stereotypes surrounding swingers and open marriages.
If any of this intrigues you, then you might like this book. I ended up enjoying the read, but still feel confused about what I really think about it, and how I would classify it. Some reviewers have taken issue with the fact that such a serious event (Air India 182) was thrown into an otherwise lighter read. I’m okay with just about anything thrown into my books, but it did feel odd. A few other things felt odd, too. But, you know… something to ponder… I’d love to hear someone else’s take on it!
I do still want to read Farzana Doctor’s Six Metres of Pavement. I have a feeling I’ll like that one more.