Critics’ Reviews

“This is such a beautiful novel. It begins kaleidoscopic and then, almost without the reader realizing, coheres into an extraordinary train of thought and action, driven by both happenstance and connection … [Thapa] writes about Nepal with great intensity and insight and she writes about the utter necessity of these interdependent lives.” — Madeleine Thien, winner of the Giller Prize for Do Not Say We Have Nothing

“Polyphonic and populous, All of Us In Our Own Lives ingeniously connects multiple North American and Nepali subcultures. Thapa brings an insider’s knowledge, an outsider’s eye and a deep compassion to each member of her diverse, engaging cast. This reader traveled close alongside these characters as they navigated the complicated rewards and disappointments of desire, family, and the global economy.” — Padma Viswanathan, author of The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

Posted on April 17, 2018