A story about a completely different culture, & yet I find so much familiar here! Last para escaped me, but rest was a very good read.
It's mostly a character portrait. A little girl from an impoverished family is left in the care of related & wealthier family for some months while her mother is pregnant. Through her eyes, we see many typical people.
Fact sheet.First published: The New Yorker, 15 February 2010.
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Added to my "best of 2010" list.