Maps for Lost Lovers

by Nadeem Aslam | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0571221807 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Karen-H of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 9/22/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by Karen-H from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, September 22, 2016
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

Registered for Birmingham UnCon 2016

Journal Entry 2 by Bagmaker at 2016 Uncon Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, September 26, 2016
Picked up from the book buffet on an enthusiastic recommendation!

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