A Golden Age

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Text Publishing Company, May 23, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
16 Reviews
East Pakistan, 1971, a country on the brink of war and a family that is about to change for ever. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her children in her rose-filled garden. Beyond the garden walls the city buzzes with excitement over recent elections. But no one could ever imagine what the coming days and months would bring—the fever, the hope, the faith and the heartbreaking choices that everyone must make, including Rehana. Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence, A Golden Age is a gripping novel of revolution, passion and unexpected heroism.

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Review: A Golden Age

User Review  - Carolinemawer - Goodreads

Great story - but more for the history, than the book. It's lovely to have a middle-aged widow as the protagonist - but Rehana felt more than a little unbelievable. Just as a couple of PLOT SPOILER ... Read full review

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User Review  - Smitha - Goodreads

Having loved Anam's second book, 'The Good Muslim', I was on the lookout for her first book - 'The Golden Age'. Although The Good Muslim was a sequel, I had no trouble following the story line, and I ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She grew up in Paris, New York and Bangkok, attended Harvard University, and now lives in London. Her writing has been published in Granta, New York Times and the Guardian. She is also a contributing editor to the New Statesman. A Golden Age, her first novel, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Costa First Novel Award.

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