Nadeem Aslam - Maps For Lost Lovers (2nd Hand Paperback)
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.
- Format : Thicker 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Spine faded through exposure to strong light, otherwise Very Good)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2004 (Faber & Faber)
- ISBN : 9780571221837
- SKU : B002246
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'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.' - The Observer.
Nadeem Aslam FRSL (born 11 July 1966 in Gujranwala, Pakistan) is a prize-winning British Pakistani novelist. His debut novel, Season of the Rainbirds, won the Betty Trask and the Author's Club First Novel Award.