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Broken verses

Author: Kamila Shamsie
Publisher: Orlando, FL : Harcourt, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Overview: Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram disappeared. Two years earlier, her lover, Pakistan's greatest poet, was beaten to death by government thugs. In present-day Karachi, her daughter Aasmaani has just discovered a letter in the couple's private code-a letter that could only have been written recently. Aasmaani is thirty, single, drifting from job to job. Always left behind whenever  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 9780156030533 0156030535
OCLC Number: 56517377
Notes: "A Harvest original."
Description: 338 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Kamila Shamsie.
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Overview: Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram disappeared. Two years earlier, her lover, Pakistan's greatest poet, was beaten to death by government thugs. In present-day Karachi, her daughter Aasmaani has just discovered a letter in the couple's private code-a letter that could only have been written recently. Aasmaani is thirty, single, drifting from job to job. Always left behind whenever Samina followed the Poet into exile, she had assumed that her mother's disappearance was simply another abandonment. Then, while working at Pakistan's first independent TV station, Aasmaani runs into an old friend of Samina's who gives her the first letter, then many more. Where could the letters have come from? And will they lead her to her mother? Merging the personal with the political, Broken Verses is at once a sharp, thrilling journey through modern-day Pakistan, a carefully coded mystery, and an intimate mother-daughter story that asks how we forgive a mother who leaves.

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