Under the Visible Life by Kim Echlin
Well everybody dies in the end after struggling to break free or convincing oneself not to struggle because of “responsibility”.
Katherine, half Canadian and half Chinese -her mother and her struggled through 1950’s hostile – married and had children – the husband got addicted and constantly stay somewhere other than home
Mahsa Weaver, half American and half Afghani – parents murdered by her uncle and lived with relative – study in Canada- forced into an arranged marriage – had children
Mahsa met with Katherine and shared a friendship and their husbands and themselves all died in the end.