Broken Verses

Broken Verses

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Fourteen years ago, Samina, blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani, frequently abandoned by her mother, still dreams of her glorious return. Fifteen years ago, Samina's closest freind Shehnaz Saeed, darling of the theatre and the small screen, gave up her career for her son Ed. Now he is helping her make a triumphant comeback. Sixteen years ago, the Poet, subversive and brilliant, love of Samina's life, was found mysteriously murdered. In present-day Karachi, Aasmaani receives what could be the longed-for proof that her mother is still alive. As she draws closer to the truth she is irresistibly drawn, too, to Ed, her ally and sparring partner, and the only person who can understand the profound hurt - and the profound love - which drives her.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 30mm | 421.85g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • 0747580022
  • 9780747580027

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'Lively, playful and provocative.' Anita Desai on In the City By the Sea 'She's our new multi-culti Nancy Mitford; a global girl who does love in both hot and cold climates...she's great.' Barbara Trapido on Salt and Saffron 'A redoubtable talent. Her characters are vividly realised; her enthusiasm for story is infectious; her love for its location scorches the pages.' Glassgow Herald on Kartography 'It's still sizzling in my imagination...A forceful tale of childhood, love and the power of story-telling.' Jo Shapcott on Kartography
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About Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Pakistan. She is the author of three novels: In the City by the Sea, Kartography ( both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys / Mail on Sunday Prize) and Salt and Saffron. In Pakistan, she has received The Award for Literature in 1999 and the Pakistani Academy of Letters' award for Pakistan English writing in 2004. Kamila Shamsie lives in London and Karachi.
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