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Turquoise By Aamer Hussein

Turquoise by Aamer Hussein

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Summary

A collection of stories set in troubled times in Karachi, Lahore and London. War, partition and military rule form the backdrop for the anticipation and anxiety of changing homes and family life, and the hopes and failures of love and work.

Turquoise Summary

Turquoise by Aamer Hussein

Direct and startlingly intimate, Hussein's stories are set in troubled times - in Karachi, Lahore and London, where war, partition and military rule form the backdrop for the anticipation and anxiety of changing homes and family life, the hopes and failures of love and work. Turquoise is a collection of stories that illuminate the passions and fears of a world more complex and more beautiful than the media images of Islam and Pakistan convey.

Turquoise Reviews

'One of the most significant and interesting writers of Pakistani English fiction.' Kamila Shamsie 'Turquoise must be read slowly to savour its many pleasures...The fluid prose is sometimes simple and pristine, sometimes sinuous and visceral...The stories' imagery is radiant.' Mary Flanagan, Independent 'Hussein writes with the economy and skill of a poet... romance, imagination and their capacity to make sense of the world are qualities found in abundance in his work.' James W Wood, TLS 'A striking and genuinely original contribution to literature. A moving and highly aesthetic expression of a new sensibility.' Amit Chaudhuri

About Aamer Hussein

Aamer Hussein was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and moved to London in 1970. A graduate of the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) where he studied Urdu, Persian and history, he is the author of several collections of short stories - Mirror to the Sun, and This Other Salt - and the edited anthology Hoops of Fire: Fifty Years of Fiction by Pakistani Women (the last two published by Saqi Books).

Additional information

GOR001883588
9780863563256
0863563252
Turquoise by Aamer Hussein
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Saqi Books
2002-07-18
154
N/A
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