BookBrowse Reviews Maps For Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam

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Maps For Lost Lovers

by Nadeem Aslam

Maps For Lost Lovers
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    May 2005, 400 pages
    May 2006, 400 pages

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A Persian love poem for the 21st century...Aslam is an author to watch

From the book jacket: Jugnu and his lover, Chanda, have disappeared. Though unmarried, they had been living together, embracing the contemporary mores of the English town where they lived but disgracing themselves in the eyes of their close-knit Pakistani community. Rumors about their disappearance abound, but five months go by before anything certain is known. Finally, on a snow-covered January morning, Chanda’s brothers are arrested for the murder of their sister and Jugnu.

Shock and disbelief spread through the community, and for Jugnu’s brother, Shamas, and his wife, Kaukab, it is a moment that marks the beginning of the unraveling of all that is sacred to them. As the novel unfolds over the next twelve months, we watch Kaukab struggle to maintain her Islamic piety as the effects of the double murder prove increasingly corrosive to the life of her family.

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