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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 Chanda’s 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 Jugnu’s 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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The disappearance of unmarried lovers Jugnu and Chanda turns tragic when Chanda's brothers are arrested for their murders and the families struggle to reconcile their Islamic faith with their lives in England, the murders, and the crime's devastating impact on the rest of their families, in the lyrical story of a Pakistani family in England. By the author of Season of the Rainbirds. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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

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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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ISBN:
9780307426789
Publisher:
VINTAGE BOOKS
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Aslam, Nadeem
Author:
Nadeem Aslam
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Muslim women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060509
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
379

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 379 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307426789 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The disappearance of unmarried lovers Jugnu and Chanda turns tragic when Chanda's brothers are arrested for their murders and the families struggle to reconcile their Islamic faith with their lives in England, the murders, and the crime's devastating impact on the rest of their families, in the lyrical story of a Pakistani family in England. By the author of Season of the Rainbirds. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Nadeem Aslamis the author of a previous award-winningnovel, Season of the Rainbirds (1993). He was born in Pakistan and now lives in England.
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