Fifteen Lanes – S. J. Laidlaw

In a well-told heart-wrenching tale, Noor and Grace bring you on a journey to experience two completely different worlds in India. While Grace enjoys a life of privilege, Noor and her siblings are the children of a sex worker, born in a brothel.

Review of Fifteen Lanes by S.J. Laidlaw

The characters, especially Noor and Parvati, were well developed. We see India through their eyes, see the dangers that for them are commonplace. With Noor and Grace developing a friendship of sorts, we see the contrast between their lives and what they are accustomed to.

I loved how Laidlaw ended Fifteen Lanes and recommend this book to those with an interest in Mumbai’s red light district – where Noor grew up – and who are curious about how those in other parts of the world might live. Fifteen Lanes shows us that even those with “perfect” lives have problems, and that there is hope. Not all stories have a happy ending, but I am glad this one did.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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