The Braid by Laetitia Colombani
Smita is an untouchable in India. Her legacy passed down through all the women in her family is to clean dry latrines with her bare hands for rich families hoping for a bit of coin or handouts in return. She refuses to pass her legacy to her young daughter Lalita and will do anything to give her a different life.
Giulia works in her father’s wig factory in Palermo. The last factory of its kind in Sicily. She loves her father and the factory but suddenly she is in danger of losing them both.
Sarah is an extremely successful lawyer in Montreal, Canada. She makes her life look easy. She’s not only the up and coming star in her firm she’s also the single mother to three children and never misses a beat. Until she does.
Like a braid the stories of these three women and the legacies left them by their families interweave until they all come together at the end. Not one story went exactly how I supposed and I enjoyed the book much more because they didn’t.