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If Gabriel García Márquez had chosen to write about Pakistani immigrants in England, he might have produced a novel as beautiful and devastating as Maps for Lost Lovers. Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared. Like thousands of people all over Enland, they were lovers and living together out of wedlock. To Chandas family, however, the disgrace was unforgivable. Perhaps enough so as to warrant murder.As he explores the disappearance and its aftermath through the eyes of Jugnus worldly older brother, Shamas, and his devout wife, Kaukab, Nadeem Aslam creates a closely observed and affecting portrait of people whose traditions threaten to bury them alive. The result is a tour de force, intimate, affecting, tragic and suspenseful.

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Nadeem Aslam is the author of a previous award-winning novel, Season of the Rainbirds (1993). He was born in Pakistan and now lives in England.

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epicharis, January 19, 2010 (view all comments by epicharis)
There were two editions of this book - a British one and an American one. They have different dust jackets, but are otherwise identical. I own one of each. This book 's story takes place in the milieu of several communities of Northern Indians living in an industrial town in England, and there are the usual conflicts of one religious group versus another and the traditional world versus the secular world in which England continues to believe it lives. But the subject matter of the Tale is the extremely various ways in which lovers can or must express their love. Written in a lucid and beautiful prose, the Great Tale meanders from one crisis to another to end in a great tragedy surrounded by the aura of redemption. It is one of two books from the last ten years I am really glad I did not miss.
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Aslam, Nadeem
Vintage Books USA
Married women
Muslim women
Domestic fiction
Literature-A to Z
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Vintage International
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8.00x5.20x.84 in. .64 lbs.

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