The Color of Our Sky (2017) by Amita Trasi represents a brutal reality that still exists.
The novel shocks due to the sadness that both characters live. Both Mukta and Tara have to learn to deal with loss, and even though Tara had a far better chance of recovery, neither can go over the trauma.
Mainly because trauma is trauma, and without help, no one can overcome events that negatively mark our lives. And no one can overcome a traumatic event without closure.
The Color of Our Sky is a book about damage but also closure. It’s also about the importance of not letting go, of trying to get some end to your personal history.
To me, that’s the most significant merit of the book. Trasi writes a novel that goes against the flow of thinking that letting go is the only thing you can do. Letting go is essential, but far more critical is learning when to abandon and when to keep nurturing.
Some key moments in life deserve your attention, doesn’t matter how hurtful they are. Some things happen and mark you, and to clean the stain, you have to see the history through the end; otherwise, you won’t be able to let go and will always keep living in the past.
Tara and Mukta teach us that in different ways. Personally, it is impressive how the voices of the characters so human and honest.
Amita Trasi creates a sad history that fulls the reader of hope. The book is also a thriller that makes you want to turn the pages faster and faster.
The Color of Our Sky is a great book! I recommend the read to everyone, especially to everyone who thinks that letting go is always the correct answer.
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