Broken Verses

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Sep 20, 2018 - Abandoned children - 352 pages
Fourteen years ago Aasmaani's mother Samina, a blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to believe she is dead and still dreams of her glorious return. Now grown up and living in Karachi, Aasmaani receives what could be the longed-for proof that her mother is still alive. As she comes closer to the truth she is also irresistibly drawn to Ed, her ally and sparring partner, and the only person who can understand the profound hurt - and the profound love - that drives her.

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie, published 2005 is a book about women political activists, mother-daughter relationships set in Pakistan during the seventies/eighties/nineties. The Poet is found ... Read full review

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This novel is about a daughter's search for her mother who disappeared, and her mother's lover, The Poet, who is presumed dead. It was was lovely, heartbreaking, and brilliant. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Kamila Shamsie is the author of six novels- In the City by the Sea (shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); Salt and Saffron; Kartography (also shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); Broken Verses; Burnt Shadows (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction) and A God in Every Stone, which was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Home Fire was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Award, and won the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018. Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan's Academy of Letters. Kamila Shamsie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelist in 2013. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London.
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