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Maps for Lost Lovers

Maps for Lost Lovers (Paperback)

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In an unnamed town Jugnu and his lover Chanda have disappeared. Rumours abound in the close-knit Pakistani community, and then on a snow-covered January morning Chanda's brothers are arrested for murder. Telling the story of the next twelve months, Maps for Lost Lovers opens the heart of a family at the crossroads of culture, community, nationality and religion, and expresses their pain in a language that is arrestingly poetic. 'This is a deeply pastoral novel, tied to the seasons and resonating with birdsong ...Like Aslam, I was heartbroken when the dense, dark tapestry was finished.' Independent on Sunday 'Despite the violence that lies at the heart of the novel, it is a celebration of love and life. Sights and sounds, smells and colours are not so much vivid backdrops for the narrative as structural, mood- and texture-enhancing parts of it ...This is that rare sort of book that gives a voice to those voices that are seldom heard.' Observer

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 02/06/2005 ISBN-13: 9780571221837  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nadeem Aslam is the author of the award-winning novel Season of the Rainbirds (1993). He lives in the UK.Praise for Season of the Rainbirds:'Nadeem Aslam's is a genuinely exciting new voice - lively, confident, uninhibited and ambitious. This is one of the most impressive first novels of recent years.' Salman Rushdie'An exquisitely turned portrait of small-town life on the subcontinent: it is a real treat.' Daily Telegraph

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Ignore the polarised views of those who insist Aslam is either an Islamophobe or, conversely, an apologist for Islamism. This story of a mother in a town in the north of England, trying to come to terms with the presumed honour killing of her daughter, passes no judgement in its delicate but profound mediation on the nature of faith. Aslam charts the spectrum of implications of being guided by the motive of preserving cultural identity with heart-breaking clarity.

- Jonathan

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/01/2014

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