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By - Bapsi Sidhwa
About the Book :
In this brand new collection of stories, Bapsi Sidhwa returns to chronicling the lives and loves of those on both sides of the Indo-Pak border.
A wife worries for her familys survival during the 1965 Indo-Pakwar. A mother is horrified when she learns that her daughter wants to marry her American boyfriend. An American housewife living in Lahore has a tempestuous affair with a Pakistani minister. An aged matriarch travels to the USA to discover she must confront atraumatic memory from her past.
Finely nuanced, and laced with Sidhwas sharply comic observations, this is a stellar collection of tales from one of the subcontinents most important and beloved writers.
Bapsi Sidhwa is an internationally acclaimed author. Raised in Lahore, Pakistan, she now lives in Houston, Texas. She has written five novels- Ice-Candy-Man, The Pakistani Bride, The Crow Eaters,An American Brat and Water-which have been translated and published in several languages. She has edited City of Sin and Splendour:Writings on Lahore, which was published in 2006.
Among her many honours Sidhwa received the Bunting Fellowship atRadcliffe/Harvard, the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Writers Award,the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistans highest national honour in the arts,and the LiBeraturepreis in Germany and the 2007 Primo MondelloAward in Italy.
ISBN : 9780670086566 PRICE : Rs. 499.00