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Maps for Lost Lovers

Maps for Lost Lovers

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ISBN
9780571313297
Published
18/09/2014
9780571313297
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
384

About the Book

Winner of the Kiriyama Prize and the Encore Award, and shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize.

In an unnamed English 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.

Winner of the Kiriyama Prize and the Encore Award, and shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize.In an unnamed English 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.
  • Nadeem Aslam

    Nadeem Aslam is the author of three previous novels, Season of the Rainbirds (1993), Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) - longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize, and awarded the Kiriyama Prize and the Encore Award - and, most recently, The Wasted Vigil, described by A. S. Byatt as 'unforgettable ... tragic and beautifully written'. Born in Pakistan, he now lives in England and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

“'This is explosive stuff, providing a core conflict around which flit other stories, variations on themes of loneliness, exile, love found and more often lost ... That so much bleakness is rendered in such exquisite prose is this novel's other defining characteristic.'”
- Hephzibah Anderson, Observer
“'Two things raise this book from a prosaic work of social commentary into an illuminating piece of contemporary fiction: Mr Aslam's arresting prose that quietly and eloquently opens up the heart of Shamas and Kaukab's family, and the author's courage in questioning the more outrageous laws that are enacted in Islam's name ...Maps for Lost Lovers is a novel of extraordinary quality. Islamists would be foolish to try to make political mischief out of it, while western readers would be foolish to ignore such a carefully crafted work.'”
- Economist

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