A Golden Age

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Text Publishing Company, May 23, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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• Stunning new novel from an award-winning and internationally acclaimed writer• Prequel to The Good Muslim, A Golden Age is an unforgettable story of a country torn apart by war and the consequences for one family.• 'Tahmima Anam's unflinching examination of the agonies of post-colonial nation-building sets the intimacy of personal life against a backdrop of national and religious conflict. Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel of great poise and power.' Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory• Will attract stellar review and interview coverage in all major newspapers• The third book in the trilogy, The Salt of the Earth, will be published by Text in 2013

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This book opens with a startling line, "Dear Husband, I lost our children today" which the book's main character, Rehana Haque speaks at her husband's grave. While his death had left her penniless ... Read full review

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Winner, 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book I had been wanting to read this book almost since it first came out. When I saw it in the library on audio, I knew I had to listen to it ... Read full review

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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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