The Pakistani Bride

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Penguin Books India, 1990 - Arranged marriage - 245 pages
23 Reviews
A Novel By The Author Of Ice-Candy-Man

Zaitoon, A New Bride, Is Desperately Unhappy In Her Marriage And Is Contemplating The Ultimate Escape-The One From Which There Is No Return.

Zaitoon, An Orphan, Is Adopted By Qasim, Who Has Left The Isolated Hill Town Where He Was Born And Made A Home For The Two Of Them In The Glittering, Decadent City Of Lahore. As The Years Pass, Qasim Makes A Fortune But Grows Increasingly Nostalgic About His Life In The Mountains. Impulsively, He Promises Zaitoon In Marriage To A Man Of His Tribe. But For Zaitoon, Giving Up The Civilized City Life She Remembers To Become The Bride Of This Hard, Inscrutable Husband Proves Traumatic To The Point Where She Decides To Run Away, Though She Knows That By The Tribal Code The Punishment For Such An Act Is Death.

Sidhwa Shows A Marvellous Feel For Imagery-At A Breathless Pace She Weaves Her Exotic Cliffhanger From Passion, Power, Lust, Sensuality, Cruelty And Murder.
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User Review  - Alexis - Goodreads

I had high hopes for this book, I really did. I had gotten a taste of Bapsi Sidhwa's biting wit and knack for comedy in The Crow Eaters, and I expected the same from this book, but I was sorely ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexis Brown - Goodreads

I had high hopes for this book, I really did. I had gotten a taste of Bapsi Sidhwa's biting wit and knack for comedy in The Crow Eaters, and I expected the same from this book, but I was sorely ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
17
Section 3
27
Section 4
31
Section 5
50
Section 6
59
Section 7
69
Section 8
81
Section 16
150
Section 17
151
Section 18
159
Section 19
169
Section 20
176
Section 21
182
Section 22
188
Section 23
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
115
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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