Hello everyone! Today I am sharing my thoughts on The Dohmestics by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar. Please see the details of this great read and then check out my thoughts below!
About this author
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a South Asian American who has lived in Qatar since 2005. Moving to the Arabian Desert was fortuitous in many ways since this is where she met her husband, had a baby, and made the transition from writing as a hobby to a full time passion. Her work has been published in AudioFile Magazine, Explore Qatar, Woman Today, The Woman, Writers and Artists Yearbook, QatarClick, and Qatar Explorer. She has been a guest on Expat Radio, and was the host for two seasons of the Cover to Cover book show on Qatar Foundation Radio. She was the Associate Editor of Vox, a fashion and lifestyle magazine.
She has also published six e-books including a mom-ior for first time mothers, Mommy But Still Me, a guide for aspiring writers, So You Want to Sell a Million Copies, a short story collection, Coloured and Other Stories, and a novel about women’s friendships, Saving Peace. Most recently, From Dunes to Dior, is a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf. Her second novel is set in Qatar which explores if this generation of people believe thatLove Comes Later. Since she joined the e-book revolution, she dreams in plot lines.
Contact:-Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar website
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Edna, Amira, and Noof are neighbors but that doesn’t mean they know what happens behind closed doors or that they have anything in common with their hired help.
Maria, Maya, and Lillie live in the same compound as their employers but that’s where the similarities begin and end.
There’s never a dull moment for anyone in this desert emirate.
The unending gossip and unrelenting competition may be business as usual for expatriate communities but the unspoken secrets threaten to destroy life as everyone knows it.T
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The Dohmestics was a beautiful novel. I will say that I have read other works by this author, and have always been mesmerized by the intricate care that she takes in weaving her tales. The Dohmestics was no different:) The story follows six women, three are maids and nannies with the other three their employers. The story details the relationship amongst the women who come from varying socio-economic status as well as different barriers involving race and ethics.
As always Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar gives a inside view of a culture, reflecting the ups and downs of a people who love, hate and are trying to live their daily loves as triumphantly as possible.
The Dohmestics was extremely well written,with wonderful details that caused the characters to be full and rich, making them seem alive on the page. Rajakumar is a master at digging into the depth of the culture she is revealing, creating an experience which is entertaining as well as educational.
The story was built with care, never lagging, but flowing poetically drawing the reader further into each page.
Beautifully written, pleasant pacing, an engrossing treat.
I fully recommend The Dohmestics as a must read!