Unaccustomed Earth - Part One: Unaccustomed Earth Summary & Analysis

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Unaccustomed Earth – Following the unexpected death of his wife due to heart failure during surgery, Ruma’s seventy year-old father retires from his job at a pharmaceutical company and travels around the world. His travels were originally intended as family trips before his wife died. He sends postcards and updates on his travels to his pregnant daughter, Ruma, her husband Adam, and their three year-old son, Akash, who have moved to Seattle from New York. Having only visited Ruma and her family occasionally, Ruma's father asks to visit Seattle for a week before going to Prague in August. Ruma tells him he is welcome. Adam will be away that week for work for a hedge fund. Adam’s job, though it keeps him busy, allows her to be a stay-at-home mom rather than a part-time lawyer.

Ruma worries that her father...

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